About

Description

We transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare professionals make and convert the audio recordings into written reports. We interpret and transcribe dictated information, perform editing on drafts, and submit completed transcripts for approval by physicians. We also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. We are sometimes tasked with entering medical reports into electronic health record systems. Transcribing medical reports, summaries, office visit notes and other medical documents from recorded messages from health care providers is our role as transcriptionists. We likewise examine transcription documents for quality assurance and precision to spot and correct any errors that could impact patient care and medical liability.

Core tasks:

  • write reports from voice recordings
  • review and edit medical documents
  • capture medical reports it electronic health record systems
  • inspect transcribed documents for quality checks

Insights

Years on other jobs

How many years do people usually work on other jobs before becoming a Transcriptionist?
5-7 years
Years on other jobs
On average, people work more than 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Transcriptionist.

Position lifespan

How long does a Transcriptionist work in this position across multiple employers?
More than 5 years
Position lifespan
On average, a Transcriptionist works in this position for more than 5 years across multiple employers.

Job hopper score

How likely is a Transcriptionist to change companies while holding the same title?
Medium
Job hopper score
The job hopper score is Medium for a Transcriptionist.

Career path

Path to job

Prior positions

Most people held these titles before becoming a Transcriptionist.
33 %
Medical Transcriptionist
Avg. length of tenure:7 years
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13 %
Administrative Assistant
Avg. length of tenure:4 years
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Fields of study

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Top educational institutions

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Brigham Young University-Idaho
Career Step

Path after job

Subsequent positions

A Transcriptionist typically moves on to these titles.
31 %
Medical Transcriptionist
Avg. length of tenure:6 years
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18 %
Administrative Assistant
Avg. length of tenure:4 years
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Community

Demographics

Age

Transcriptionist age distribution

Gender ratio

Transcriptionist gender distribution
GenderRatio
female75%
male25%

Workplaces

Top employers

These companies currently have Transcriptionist positions open.
Computer
Small size
Computer
Small size

Industries

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