Medical Transcription Jobs

The basic medical transcriptionist job description involves transcribing medical documents based on physician recordings. These documents then go on to become official hospital medical records. Here is a quick overview of a medical transcriptionist's typical job duties

Medical Transcriptionist Job Description:

With some variations depending on the client and specialty, here are the basic job duties included in the medical transcriptionist job description:

  • Download audio files, listen to the recorded dictations of health care providers, such as doctors, nurses and physician assistants
  • Reviewing audio recordings for content
  • Transcribe and interpret the dictation into diagnostic test results, operative reports, referral letters, and other documents
  • Translate medical abbreviations and jargon into the appropriate long form
  • Reviewing transcribed documents for accuracy, Identify inconsistencies, errors, and missing information within a report that could compromise patient care
  • Submitting transcribed documents for inclusion in official hospital records
  • Follow up with the healthcare provider to ensure the accuracy of the reports
  • Submit health records for physicians to approve
  • Researching and continuing education as needed
  • Follow patient confidentiality guidelines and legal documentation requirements
  • Enter medical reports into EMR / EHR systems
  • Perform quality improvement audits

Medical Transcriptionist Training and Educational Requirements:

It is advised by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) that potential MT students work toward a 2-year certificate or degree program that offers in-depth medical terminology and overall medical-related education, in addition to hands-on transcription training of or above 100 hours.

Cybernation prefers to hire medical transcriptionists who have graduated from a formal medical transcription training program and who have achieved medical transcription certification from a noted certification agency. Most medical transcription schools offer preparation courses for certification, and all provide career-oriented training in line with the medical transcriptionist's job description.

We may consider hiring transcriptionists who have completed post secondary training in medical transcription, which is offered by many vocational schools, community colleges, and distance-learning programs.

A medical transcription training program normally includes coursework in anatomy, medical terminology, and risk management, legal issues relating to healthcare documentation, and English grammar and punctuation. Many of these programs include supervised on-the-job experience. Some transcriptionists, especially those already familiar with medical terminology from previous experience as a nurse or medical secretary, become proficient through refresher courses and training.

Essential Skills for Medical Transcription:

MTs transcribe reports that end up in a patient's file, and it is an absolute requirement that they are precise. There are times when health care providers do not enunciate or speak clearly, or the quality of the audio is poor, and it is possible for the MT to transcribe incorrect wording. Therefore, a keen ear and a quiet work environment are necessary for this field. Transcriptionists must listen carefully to dictations from physicians. They must be able to hear and interpret the intended meaning of the medical report.

The field of medical transcription is tightly wound around medical terminology, and it is crucial that students learn and retain their medical knowledge and have the ability to perform research when necessary. In addition, strong proofreading and typing skills are required. They're expected to avoid errors in spite of audio that may sometimes be hard to hear or understand.

Medical transcriptionists must be comfortable using computers and word-processing software, because those tools are an essential part of their jobs. Transcriptionists may also need to know how to operate electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) systems. Transcriptionists must be able to assess medical reports and spot any inaccuracies and inconsistencies in finished drafts. They must also be able to think critically when doing research to find the information that they need and to ensure that sources are both accurate and reliable.

Because dictation must be done quickly, medical transcriptionists must be comfortable working under short deadlines and be good at managing their time.

Medical transcriptionists need a good understanding of the English language and grammar.


While it's not required, credentialing is beneficial and often preferred by employers. MTs may either become a Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) upon successful completion of their schooling or a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) after working two years as an MT. To achieve either one of these credentials, MTs must successfully pass an examination.

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