Is an Online Medical Transcription Education Possible?

Yes! Kaplan University is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding medical transcriptionists, medical assistants, medical billing specialists, medical secretaries, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 82,810 people employed as medical transcriptionists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $33,350. Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed today. Online schools like Kaplan University have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Medical Transcription Common Job Tasks
  • listening dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe
  • listening to recordings on a headset using a foot pedal
  • producing discharge summaries medical history and physical examination reports operative reports consultation reports autopsy reports diagnostic-imaging studies progress notes and referral letters
  • returning transcribed documents to the physicians or other healthcare professionals who dictated them for review and signature or correction
  • identifing terms appropriately
  • compling with specific standards that apply to the style of medical records and to the legal and ethical requirements for keeping patient information confidential
  • spotting mistakes or inconsistencies in a medical report and check to correct the information
  • receiving dictation over the internet and are able to quickly return transcribed documents to clients for approval
  • beginning to work closely with programmers and information systems staff to stream in voice communication that provides seamless data transfers through network interfaces
  • creating medical reports correspondence and other administrative material
Popular Journals & Magazines Medical Transcription Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Information Clerk
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
Top Cities for Medical Transcription
  • Peoria
  • Minneapolis
  • Moses Lake
  • Garden City
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Houston
  • Chicago
  • Tulsa
  • Jacksonville
  • Atlanta
Top States for Medical Transcription
  • California
  • Texas
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
Common Medical Transcription Degree Program Names
  • BS in Medical Transcription Coursework
  • BS in Medical Transcription Program
  • AAS in Medical Transcription
  • MS in Medical Transcriptionist Diploma Program
  • MS in Medical Assisting
  • Bachelor of Medical Claims & Billing
  • BS in Medical Coding
  • Medical Technician Certificate Training
  • Certificate of Medical Assistants
  • BS in Medical Assisting
Common Medical Transcription Course Titles
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Documentation
  • Legal Issues of Healthcare Documentation
  • Dictation
  • Disease Processes
  • Word Structure
  • Laboratory Values
  • Anatomy
  • Medical Coding
  • Introduction to Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription Programs by State & City