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Medical Transcription training and certification prep

Do you enjoy being precise, accurate, and a stickler for detail? If so, our Medical Transcription training career program may be ideal for you! Learn transcription using the same tools as professionals, and with the guidance of online lessons, transform your natural attention to detail into a rewarding career helping people.

Career transcriptionists may work independently and set their own hours or in medical offices during typical business hours. Training for a practical job skill that employers’ need makes it more likely you can launch your career in your ideal work environment. Fast track your way to a job you are ideally suited for when you complete the program in as few as four months. Earn your diploma and you will be prepped for certification—another desirable quality to employers.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


Professional certification

Our Medical Transcription training includes the cost of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) Certification exam*. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.


What you get

  • AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam (a $180 value)
  • Tools: Transcription foot pedal
  • Online medical transcription and editing lessons
  • 35 hours of real physician dictations available online
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

Note: The Transcription foot pedal requires access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows® 10 or later.



Job opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts employment of more than 50,000 medical transcriptionists through 2026**, making this a great time to enter the field.



Prove your skills and cut through the red tape to reach your dream job.


Practice on professional software fast tracks your experience level.


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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Learning Medical Transcription certification preparation online is a convenient approach to gaining a solid grasp of skills for use on the job. By the end of your Medical Transcription training you should be ready to take the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist Certification exam which we include as part of your Medical Transcription training online. It’s a key step toward career advancement.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your Medical Transcription training program. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Medical transcription training is valuable for developing skills in the medical field. Explore similar studies or continue your education with another course in our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs in healthcare.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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