Medical Transcription Training


Do you have a medical transcription course that you recommend?

When it comes to choosing an online course, it is most important that the school have a curriculum that is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or it is accredited.  Look for a school that has hands on experience, lets you work at your own pace, and has job placement after you graduate. I chose Career Step for my training and it was an excellent choice.  I would strongly recommend Career Step for your online medical transcription training. They truly prepared me for my new career and gave me all the tools I needed to become a successful medical transcriptionist.

What are the things I will learn during my course?

There are too many to list here, and it does vary depending on the course/school you choose. This list encompasses some the most important skills and knowledge you will gain:

  • + Medical terminology
  • + Anatomy and physiology
  • + Medical abbreviations
  • + Prescription drugs
  • + Listening skills
  • + Typing skills
  • + Spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • + Report formatting

How long will it take me to complete the course?

If you work diligently you can complete a certificate online program in 4-6 months, but I think the average if you are studying part-time is about 9 months – 1 year. If you purse an associate’s degree in medical transcription it can typically take 2 years. I completed my course online in 5 months while working full-time and having a small child. I made it my top priority and got it done quickly.  

What are the top medical transcription training schools online?

There are three top online schools that offer the total package when getting certified as a medical transcriptionist. These are Career Step, Andrews School, and M-TEC. M-TEC is currently closed and no longer offering courses. Which of these you choose is completely a personal preference, and you really can’t go wrong with ether one of these schools. I only have experience with Career Step since this is the school I graduated from and I did research on Andrews and M-TEC Schools.

  • Career Step is one of the top schools online that is highly regarded in the medical transcription community. It offers a well-structure and approved AHDI curriculum that will get you ready to work right when you complete their certificate program. Their course is affordable ($2,999), allows you to study at your own schedule, and it’s designed to be completed in 4 months. They offer student and graduate support and resources when looking for a job. They offer a medical transcription editor training program that prepares you for both medical transcription and editing for this career.


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    Enroll by February 28th and you’ll get a Free Laptop so you can study anywhere OR up to $400 off your tuition and Free Textbooks with your enrollment.

    With Career Step, you’ll get employer-trusted training, one-on-one help from instructors, industry certification exam vouchers worth up to $570, job search help after graduation, and more!

  • Andrews School is another top school that offers complete training that is AHDI approved in medical transcription. They offer graduate support so that you are ready to work once you complete their training program. They’re a bit more expensive at $3,800 and it takes about a year to complete their training course, but overall they are worth the tuition if you can afford it and don’t need to get your certificate right away.

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