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Transcription FAQ's

Medical Transcription FAQ's


What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?
Can I work from home?
Will I be certified after taking the program and do I need to become certified?
What is the Enhanced Program?


Q. What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?
A. Medical Transcriptionist listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. They also may review and edit medical documents created by speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.
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Q. Can I work from home?
A. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you may work for doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, or even yourself. Once you graduate, our graduate counselors can give you some tips and tricks to use during your job search to help you find the best fit for you.
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Q. Will I be certified after taking the program and do I need to become certified?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Medical Transcriptionists do not typically need to sit for an additional certification exam. Employers in this field do not typically require certification, and you can start applying for Medical Transcription positions directly after completing the U.S. Career Institute program.
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Q. What is the Enhanced Program?
A. The enhanced and standard program both have the same lesson materials and education, but upon graduation the enhanced program includes a headset, foot pedal and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Click here for more information.
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