Medical Transcriptionist Month

General Information:

This Specialist course can be completed in one to two semesters depending on previous classes potential student has taken.

Prerequisites for class:

  • HEA 7254 (Exploring Medical Language)
  • HEA 7625 (Medical Keyboarding) or Demonstrate the ability to type 45 wpm or more with 95 % accuracy

Departmental permission is required in order to enroll in this course.

You are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Medical Transcription once successfully completing the course (The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) )


What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?

  • Interprets and transcripts medical dictation/voice recordings from the doctor or other health care professional
  • Transfers medical dictation into written documents for the health care provider to read or place into the medical records as a hard copy of documentation



According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website (, the job outlook for 2010-2020 is anticipated to grow by 6%.




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