Medical Transcriptionist

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 39
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

A Medical Transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who interprets and transcribes dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals about patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedures, clinical course and other medical processes. Their work documents patient care and facilitates delivery of healthcare services. This type of work requires excellent grammar and punctuation ability in order to edit dictated material for grammar and clarity. Specialized medical courses include medical office procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and medical transcription.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Median wage:$18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Median wage:$19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Median wage:$20.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: admissions@dctc.edu