Medical Transcription Training Guide

Medical transcription training programs are our specialty. Browse online and traditional medical transcription schools and choose the program that’s right for you. All programs are currently enrolling.

Featured Medical Transcription Schools

Career Step

Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Step’s training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.

Career Step training offers you the following benefits:

  • Affordably priced programs that prepare you to earn a good living
  • Flexible online training that lets you learn on your schedule
  • One-on-one instructor access throughout the course
  • Graduate resources to help you turn your education into a job

Campus
  • Career Step
Programs
  • Medical Transcription Editor - Certificate

National American University

National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.
Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.
You deserve an education. We provide the opportunity.

Why National American University?

The American Way

Everyone has a right to a college education. That’s why we offer numerous opportunities to help you earn your degree whether online, at a campus, or both. After all, your career ambitions are uniquely your own. And with our flexible study plans, relevant degree programs and personal advising from day one, so are your options. Because we believe you should get the opportunity you deserve. That’s the American Way.

Relevant degree programs for real-world success

Earning your degree is about more than just pursuing your passions. You want an education that will not only help you reach your goals but also prepare you for success in your real-world career. We offer over 60 relevant degree programs to help prepare you for today’s top growing industries including business, information technology, healthcare and more. And because we understand education is only as valuable as your instructor- ours bring real-world experience and success to the classroom and your education.

A personal advisor from day one

After decades of service to our students, we’ve learned how to help you succeed. That’s why our support starts before you enroll-and continues until graduation day. Let a personal advisor help you find the degree program that matches your career goals.

A university built around you

Life is busy. We understand. We provide you with options that make sense for your life with a variety of classes offered online or on-campus that help you start building your career skills from day one. We also work hard to make sure you get the credit you deserve by accepting credits earned from other colleges, and grant credit for military training and other real world experience.

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  • Lee's Summit
Programs
  • Health Care Management B.S.
  • Healthcare Coding Diploma

UEI College

Thinking about a career change? UEI College is here to help! At UEI we offer training in a variety of programs including Medical Assistant Technician, Business Office Administration, Health Services Administration, Information Technology, Nursing, Cosmetology, HVAC, Medical Front Office and Billing, and more. Many of our programs can be completed in as little as 8-9 months!*

Our students receive hands-on training and participate in externships depending on their program of study. Our caring faculty and staff is dedicated to helping each student succeed. Need help finding a job? UEI’s career services department is dedicated to helping our students take the next step. During school and even after graduation, we offer interview preparation and resume building help.

If you’re looking for a school that is ready to offer you the tools you need to prepare for a brighter future, join the UEI family today and discover your potential!

If you don’t have your High School Diploma, ask us about your options! As a student in one of our eligible career pathway programs, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your High School Diploma while you complete your career training! Best of all, the opportunity to complete high school is available to you at no additional cost!**

Our schools are accredited and ready to get you started on your path to success!

**Not all programs are eligible.

Not all programs available at all locations.

*Timing varies by program. UEI – Houston and Phoenix are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting
Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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  • Phoenix
Programs
  • Medical Front Office and Billing - DIP

About Medical Transcription Training Programs

There are many training options available to potential medical transcriptionists. Which medical transcription training program is correct for the individual student depends on a few key factors.

The first is the amount of time you wish to commit. 2-year medical transcription associates degree programs are offered by community colleges and other medical transcription schools. These programs will cover the skills needed by medical transcriptionists, but will also include general education courses. 1-year medical transcription certificate programs leave out general education and focus on subjects related directly to medical transcription.

Another determining factor when it comes to medical transcription training is school accreditation. Employers may not have a preference whether your medical transcription training program was accredited, but in general students should look for training programs accredited by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a part of AHDI. This accreditation will help with medical transcription certification later on.

Medical Transcription Training Curriculum

Medical transcription training programs usually include classes in:

  • Writing
  • Word Processing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Ethics and Law
  • Editing
  • Grammar
  • Typing
  • Communications

Many medical transcription training programs also offer on-the-job training while in school. While unpaid, this training provides valuable experience that looks good on resumes, as well as sharpens skills prior to beginning work. It may also result in referrals that lead to better job opportunities. There are also online medical transcription programs, which are good for students who cannot attend class full-time.

In order to enroll in a medical transcription training program, potential students must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.