Video Source:

Medical Transcriptionists

Job Information

Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.


  • Job opportunities will be good, especially for those who are certified.
  • Employers prefer medical transcriptionists who have completed a postsecondary training program.
  • Many medical transcriptionists telecommute from home-based offices.
  • About 36 percent worked in hospitals, and another 23 percent worked in offices of physicians.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $33,480/yr ($16.74/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree