Medical Transcriptionist

Instead of spending hours at a computer, many doctors use digital voice recorders to quickly record notes, reports, memos, and other information. A medical transcriptionist then takes the recording, listens to it, and transcribes the doctor’s notes into a real document. Because these documents are used to record and transmit information about patients’ medical care, including notes on surgery and exams, the transcription must be completely accurate. This means that medical transcriptionists must be not only skilled listeners and typists, but also experts with medical terms. You can train for medical transcription at a vocational school, a community college, a junior college, or through an online program. Transcriptionists work in clinics, hospitals, private offices, and from home.

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