|Quick Facts: Medical Transcriptionists|
$35,270 per year
$16.96 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports.
Most medical transcriptionists work for hospitals, physicians' offices, and third-party transcription service companies that provide transcription services to healthcare establishments. Others are self-employed.
Medical transcriptionists typically need postsecondary education. Prospective medical transcriptionists must have an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar, and word-processing software.
The median annual wage for medical transcriptionists was $35,270 in May 2020.
Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 7 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Despite declining employment, about 6,600 openings for medical transcriptionists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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