Information About Medical Transcriptionists

Training Requirements for Medical Transcriptionists

Medical transcriptionists need postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Medical transcriptionists
Training for 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

Employment outlook for Medical Transcriptionists

Represents about 70,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 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.


Hourly Income

On average, medical transcriptionists make $17.86 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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

Annual Salaries

On average, medical transcriptionists make $37,150 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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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