What They Do:
Medical transcriptionists, convert recordings into written reports, review and edit medical documents and interpret medical terminology.
Most medical transcriptionists complete a postsecondary education.
What They Make:
The 2019 median pay was $33,380 per year.
Where They Work:
Medical transcriptionists may be self-employed, work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and/or administrative offices.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 2 percent from 2019 to 2029 due to technological advancement.”
Updated February 2021