|Quick Facts: Medical Transcriptionists
$34,730 per year
$16.70 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award
Medical transcriptionists use electronic devices to convert voice recordings from physicians and other healthcare workers into formal reports.
Many medical transcriptionists work for hospitals, physicians' offices, and third-party transcription companies that provide services to healthcare establishments. Most are full time, but part-time work is common.
Medical transcriptionists typically need postsecondary education that leads to a certificate. Prospective medical transcriptionists must know basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and rules of grammar.
The median annual wage for medical transcriptionists was $34,730 in May 2022.
Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 4 percent from 2022 to 2032.
Despite declining employment, about 8,100 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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