Which Schools Offer Online Medical Transcription Degree Programs?

Online medical transcription degree programs are an affordable and convenient option for beginning a career in the field. Schools offering completely online degree programs in medical transcription include GateWay Community College and Metropolitan Community College. Schools offering Medical Transcription degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Online Medical Transcription Degree Programs

In many cases, individuals interested in a career in medical transcription pursue a certificate or diploma. Graduating from one of these types of programs is typically adequate for finding employment in the field. Associate's degrees in medical transcription are relatively rare, and even fewer such programs are offered online. Following are two schools that provide students with the opportunity to obtain a two-year degree in medical transcription online.

Important Facts About This Occupation

Prerequisites CPR certification required for most programs, high school diploma or GED
Key Skills Organization, detail oriented, communication skills, computer skills
Possible Careers Medical transcriptionist, ambulance dispatch services, medical/hospital billing
Degree Fields Medical language specialist, medical transcription

GateWay Community College

GateWay offers an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Transcription as an online program. Students use industry-current equipment and learn to transcribe various medical reports. Graduates may take the exam administered by AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity) to become Certified Medical Transcriptionists. Courses for this online program include applications of medical transcription, medical transcription technology, advanced medical terminology, and non-native speakers' dictation. Transcription for doctors' offices and in areas of surgical and diagnostic therapy procedures will also be addressed.

Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, NE, offers a Medical Language Specialist II option in its Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Management Systems. This program is offered both on campus and online. Medical transcription courses are designed to help students develop proofreading and editing skills and an understanding of speech recognition technology. Studies in these courses require students to prepare medical documents by transcribing actual doctor dictations. Other courses taken in this program include medical terminology, medical office applications, disease processes and medical office management.

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