Top Online Medical Transcription Schools

Review the typical characteristics of a school with a good online medical transcription program. Read about three well-ranked schools with online programs in this field, and find out what medical transcription degrees and certificates they offer. Schools offering Medical Transcription degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Should I Look For in a Top Online Medical Transcription School?

Look for schools that have received accolades from organizations like U.S. News & World Report or The Princeton Review. Learn all you can about a school's alumni and what type of career success they've had upon graduation. You should also find out what types of services are available to online students, including technical support and job placement.

What Are Three Top Online Medical Transcription Schools?

California Polytechnic State University (CPSU) in San Luis Obispo

In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked CPSU tenth among regional universities in the West (www.usnews.com). CPSU offers online courses and programs through its Continuing Education Department. Online students have access to school resources, such as the Robert F. Kennedy Library, in addition to technical support from instructors.

CPSU's online medical transcription courses are taught by faculty members with years of experience in the field. The program includes interactive audio exercises and inpatient/outpatient case studies used as assignments. Students can earn the following:

  • Certificate in Medical Transcription
  • Certificate in Medical Transcription and Medical Terminology

California State University - East Bay (CSU) in Hayward

In 2015, The Princeton Review ranked CSU among the best regional colleges in the West. The continuing education department at CSU offers over 50 programs, including an online medical transcription course that leads to a certificate.

A professional transcriptionist with over 30 years of experience in the field teaches the program. You'll study the medical terminology of infectious diseases and systems of the body. Audio recordings of speakers from different parts of the country are used to develop your transcription skills. Students can earn the following:

  • Certificate in Medical Terminology

University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks

UND was ranked 180th among the top 200 universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. During the same year, the school was cited by The Princeton Review as one of the best schools in the Midwest.

You'll complete 40 hours of hands-on medical transcription through UND's online certificate course. Learning tools might include streaming videos, medical report dictations and discussion boards. Career counseling, technical support and job placement services are available to UND students. Students can earn the following:

  • Certificate in Medical Transcription
  • Certificate in Medical Transcription Editing

Ten Other Schools with Medical Transcription Programs

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocation
Great Basin College4-year, PublicElko, NV
Arkansas Northeastern College2-year, PublicBlytheville, AR
GateWay Community College2-year, PublicPhoenix, AZ
Presentation College2-year, PublicAberdeen, SD
St. Phillip's College2-year, PublicSan Antonio, TX
West Georgia Technical College2-year, PublicWaco, GA
University of Northwestern Ohio4-year, PrivateLima, OH
College of Southern Nevada4-year, PublicLas Vegas, NV
Midstate College4-year, PrivatePeoria, IL
North Central Missouri College2-year, PublicTrenton, MO

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