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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 40
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.

About this Program

A medical transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who prepares a variety of medical reports and documents for inclusion in patient medical records. Medical transcriptionists must possess a vast knowledge of the medical field and its associated terminology, as well as a high degree of computer and written communication skills. All courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment as a medical transcriptionist and are derived from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Model Curriculum competencies. Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the national exam for registered medical transcriptionists.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena 56482
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

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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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529