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To become a medical transcriptionist, you need education beyond a high school diploma. You also need to be able to type quickly and efficiently, and can earn a certification if you choose to do so. Employers prefer to hire trained or certified medical transcriptionist who can help their business thrive. Here’s how Ashworth’s Medical Transcription Career Diploma program can help you prepare for work you enjoy.
Finding a career that uses all of your skills doesn’t have to be hard. Ashworth’s medical transcription program can help you train for the job while you study at your own pace. You’ll learn tasks essential to your job, like how to accurately prepare healthcare reports on patient histories, physical examinations, operations, and consultations. You’ll complete lessons such as
While it’s not a requirement, medical transcriptionists can become certified. Our medical transcription program includes the cost of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)’s Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Certification exam*.
Employers prefer to hire trained medical transcriptionists. Earning a career diploma will help set you apart from your competitors. With Ashworth’s self-paced program, you can earn your career diploma in as little as four months. Important qualities of medical transcriptionists include
Becoming certified puts you ahead of uncertified transcriptionists and may help you enter the job field.Transcriptionists may work independently from home and set their own hours. Medical transcriptionists need the recordings they’ll be transcribing and their own computer. To work from home, you’ll need to have a reliable computer and internet.
In 2018, medical transcriptionists earned a median salary of $34,770, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The skills you learn may help you enter the job field. After completing our medical transcription program, you should be able to identify and describe basic concepts related to examination procedures and positions, laboratory tests, radiography techniques, and pharmacology, and be able to edit medical documents previously transcribed by voice recognition devices.
Get a headstart towards work you enjoy. If you’re ready to learn the skills you’ll need as a medical transcriptionist, call an Admissions Advisor at or enroll online today.
*Certification Exam Requirements: Certification exam prerequisites vary. Please check with ADHI for their requirements.