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The Transcriptionist transcribes a broad spectrum of highly technical medical reports and rapidly distributes those reports to the floors. They are expected to have reports that are grammatically correct, formatted in accordance with HIM and industry guidelines, and highly accurate in content.


Transcriptionists must accurately transcribe medical dictations to maintain a permanent record of patient care.

In this way, they must have knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology to ensure an accurately transcribed report. 

They must format their reports according to standard guidelines and can use reference material appropriately and efficiently to facilitate the accuracy, clarity and completeness of reports. 

They also rapidly distribute patient reports to the patient’s location or other appropriate location to facilitate improved patient care.


Transcriptionists work from home but they correspond with Physicians as they do their work.


A Medical Transcription certification or equivalent work experience is required, and completion of a formal medical transcription program at an accredited college is recommended.


Linn-Benton Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Mt. Hood Community College




Reference: Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity