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

Carrington College

Welcome to Carrington College – The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.

With roots that date back more than 45 years, Carrington College has helped to shape the careers of tens of thousands of students as they prepare to enter health care professions. Part of DeVry Education Group, Carrington College operates 18 campuses across 8 Western states through a broad range of programs that lead to certificates of achievement or associate degrees in medical, dental, administrative and veterinary fields.

Carrington College’s career-focused curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in their fields of study. Along with academic preparation and skills training, Carrington College students gain core institutional student learning outcomes in critical thinking, information management, and technical literacy. But it doesn’t end there. Personal and professional development, communication skills, respect, and responsibility are also emphasized throughout their education at Carrington College.

Students, faculty, and administrative staff at Carrington College are encouraged to pursue and achieve their highest potential. We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do and instill in our students the same aspirations. In doing so, we’re confident that our graduates will be prepared to begin working in the health care field and ready to meet the needs of patients.

Campus
  • Portland
  • Tucson
  • Las Vegas
  • Phoenix North
  • Stockton
  • San Leandro
  • Boise
  • Citrus Heights
  • Sacramento
Programs
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding

Brightwood College

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

Campus
  • Fort Worth
  • Bakersfield
  • Vista
  • Chula Vista
  • Towson
  • McAllen
  • Friendswood
  • Sacramento
  • Nashville
Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.

Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependents. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.
Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

Campus
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Lakeland
  • Orlando
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Ft. Myers
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Jacksonville
  • New Port Richey
  • Sarasota
  • Daytona Beach
  • Miami
  • Clearwater
  • Tampa
  • Tallahassee
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration (Online Only)
  • Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration (Online Only)
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding (Online)
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (Hybrid)
  • Associate of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

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.