JOB DESCRIPTION Medical transcriptionists use transcribing machines with headsets and foot pedals to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals who dictate a variety of medical reports, including emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews and final summaries. These duties include transcribing dictated reports and translating medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms. Duties also include editing, as necessary, and returning reports in either printed or electronic form to the dictator for review and signature or correction. Medical transcriptionists may work for hospitals, clinics or independent transcription companies transcribing dictated medical reports, which are critical for statistical reports, legal issues, proper billing and continuity of patient care.
LENGTH of Apprenticeship - 2 YEARS
MARKET FORECAST for Metro Detroit Area - 55 openings a year
WAGES for Metro Detroit Area
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
Contact Apprentice Coordinator: (248) 232-4050 Note: Program internship required.
Admission Requirements Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be 18 or older. College admission does not guarantee enrollment in this apprenticeship program, which may require additional qualifications that the Apprentice Coordinator can identify