As reported in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for medical transcriptionists is expected to grow by 11-percent annually through 2018. The average salary for full-time workers is approximately $32,000.
Medical transcriptionists are dedicated professionals, who specialize in transcribing a physician’s written and oral records into a digital format. Due to a growing and aging population, as well as new laws requiring the electronic documentation of patients’ medical records, the demand for medical transcription services is increasing.
The course is comprised of three separate modules, including Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Transcription.
The learning experience is supported with periodic ‘Live-Online’ sessions, where the students join the instructor in a ‘virtual classroom’ to review the course curriculum. Students can expect to spend at least 12 to as many as 24 hours a week studying.
Once training is completed, job placement is offered to successful graduates. Most medical transcriptionists work as independent contractors and have the flexibility to work at home and to set their own schedules.
Despite advances in voice- and print-recognition software, a human pair of eyes will always be needed to verify a medical record’s accuracy. Medical Transcription Online + Live-Online training can provide an opportunity for you or for someone you know, who is looking for a new career or a steady second-income, to have a flexible work schedule and the ability to work at home!
Please contact the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4235, or visit www.hvcc/edu/wdi for more information and to register for this training opportunity!