This major is a program that prepares individuals to execute verbatim medical conference minutes, medical reports, and medical orders.
Includes instruction in dictation and simultaneous recording, analysis of notes and visual evidence, medical terminology, data processing applications and skills, formal medical report and correspondence formats, professional standards, and applicable law and regulations.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist Major?
As a Medical Transcriptionist, your job will be to transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. As well, transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Employers prefer to hire medical transcriptionists who have completed postsecondary education in medical transcription, which is offered by vocational schools, community colleges, and distance-learning programs.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
- American Health Information Management Association
Publications/Magazines in Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist Major