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

  • Career Step
  • Medical Transcription Editor - Certificate

UEI College

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter our school, to graduation and beyond, we are right by your side. Our mission is to prepare students for employment by providing industry-relevant education and training within a positive, supportive and caring environment.

Whether it’s a career in the healthcare field, computers or business, UEI College is here to help. Our quality hands-on training will prepare you for real world situations.

Every member of our faculty and staff works hard to pass on their real-world knowledge and provide tools their students can use to excel in their chosen field and carry that knowledge on well past their time at UEI College. Many of our programs can be completed in as little as 8 – 9 months.*

Need help finding a job? Our career services department will assist you with your search, your resume and your interview skills. Need help paying for school? Our student financial services department will determine if you qualify for financial aid or even scholarships!

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.

At UEI College, “We put U First.” ™

**Not all programs are eligible.

Not all programs available at all locations.

*Timing varies by program. UEI – Huntington Park, Anaheim, Chula Vista, El Monte, Encino, Ontario, San Marcos, Stockton, and Morrow are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACC

  • Riverside
  • Gardena
  • Fresno
  • Bakersfield
  • Encino
  • El Monte
  • Anaheim
  • Medical Billing & Insurance Coding

Southern Careers Institute

Train for a Career the Texas Way

Southern Careers Institute has been an established Texas institution for more than 50 years, providing students with the professional skills necessary to start a career – and later advance – in their chosen field.

At SCI, we realize and embrace that each student is different. We do our best to understand every student’s needs and goals, and create individual plans of action for success. From the moment you first step foot on campus through graduation and beyond, we dedicate ourselves to helping you reach further than you ever thought possible.

Are you ready to move forward? Do you want more for yourself and your family?

Click here today, and let SCI help you unlock your true potential.

Choose from the following SCI certificate programs*:

  • Business Accounting Specialist
  • Business Administration Assistant
  • Cosmetology
  • HVAC Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician

At SCI, our instructors and career services staff focus on preparing you for a career after graduation. Your goals become our goals – we don’t succeed until you do.

Need more reasons to choose Southern Careers Institute? At SCI, you’ll have access to:

  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Interactive, hands-on training for the real world
  • Personalized attention from experienced instructors who know you by name and care about your success
  • Externship and on-the-job training opportunities
  • Career placement assistance
  • Programs approved for VA funding

Join a Texas tradition rooted in success. Click here today to become a member of the SCI family!

  • Austin
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

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.