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.

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Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
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