What Are The Training Requirements for Medical Transcriptionists?

Medical transcriptionists need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Medical transcriptionists
Typical education of Medical transcriptionists
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 19.8
Some College 37.8
Associates Degree 23.0
Bachelors Degree 15.9
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

What Is the Employment Outlook for Medical Transcriptionists?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less medical transcriptionists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 14,000 more.

This career includes 70,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Medical Transcriptionists Make?

On average, medical transcriptionists make $17.86 per hour or $37,150 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Medical Transcriptionists?

Hourly income for Medical transcriptionists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical transcriptionists $10.73 $13.78 $17.17 $21.01 $24.83
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Other healthcare support occupations $10.69 $12.98 $15.95 $19.37 $23.98
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $10.77 $12.98 $15.81 $19.09 $23.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Medical Transcriptionists?

Annual salary for Medical transcriptionists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical transcriptionists $22,330 $28,660 $35,720 $43,700 $51,640
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Other healthcare support occupations $22,230 $27,010 $33,170 $40,280 $49,890
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations $22,410 $27,000 $32,880 $39,710 $48,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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