Medical Transcriptionist (MT)/Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT)
- Medical Transcriptions perform typing and word processing duties to
record medical information from Physicians and/or other health
- They convert dictations by Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, and
other health care providers into documents using word processors or
computers. This information is printed and added to patient files and/or
forwarded to other health care professionals.
- Technology-enabled documentation called Electronic Health Record (HER) will dictate exclusive computer recording.
- Medical Transcriptionists work in healthcare facilities such as
hospitals, clinics, Physician’s offices, health transcription services,
public health agencies, home health care agencies, nursing homes, and
- An increasing amount of transcriptionist work is being done
from home-based offices as subcontractors for hospitals, law firms, and
or transcription services.
- They often listen to recorded data from Physicians and other
medical professionals and type information into a computer. They edit
information for grammar and proper medical terms used in a patient’s
- Medical Transcriptionists enjoy working in the field of health care
and welcome the challenge of a constantly changing and expanding medical
- However, the work can be very stressful due to high production and efficiency.
- Must possess and update a thorough knowledge of medical technology, anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology.
- Good hearing, excellent keyboarding skills, strong
grammar/spelling skills, and a genuine curiosity and love of words are