Medical Transcriptionists

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Occupation Description

Medical transcriptionists copy medical reports recorded by doctors and other healthcare professionals using various electronic devices, including office and emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging readings, operations, chart evaluations, and final synopses. They record dictated reports and translate abbreviations into a comprehensible form. They also edit these transcriptions as needed and return reports for review and signature, or correction.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

74810

Job Openings By 2020

20200

Growth Rate

5.9%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth