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

Lincoln Tech

Since 1946, Lincoln Tech has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Spa & Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC and Electrical.

What sets Lincoln Tech apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. Our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Tech offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement assistance is available upon graduation.


  • New Britain
  • Lincoln
  • Allentown
  • Paramus

  • Medical Assistant

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.


  • Portland
  • Stockton
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Citrus Heights
  • Sacramento
  • North San Jose
  • Phoenix North
  • Las Vegas
  • San Leandro

  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding

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.