Why Penn Foster?

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  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Medical Transcription Salary and Career Information

You will be well-prepared to get the job you want with Penn Foster’s expert job advice and career services. This field also offers the opportunity for medical transcriptionists to work from home after gaining experience. There are a lot of opportunities for Medical Transcriptionists:

  • Hospitals or clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Law offices or insurance companies
  • Ambulance dispatch services

What is the average medical transcriptionist salary?
The average annual salary for medical transcriptionists is $34,020.*

Penn Foster’s Career Services

Career Cruising

We’ve partnered with the career development expert, Career Cruising, to help Medical Transcriptionist students like you, do more with the skills that you have. You’ll get more than just job listings and resume tips. As soon as you enroll, you’ll get advice from real career experts, take quizzes to help you make choices, and create a customized profile online to capture your progress. We know that you want more than just a career diploma. Start using our career resources as soon as you enroll, and get a head start on your career. Our career tools include:

  • Lifetime Portfolio. Set up your own career portfolio that displays your skills. Store everything you're working on, including your assessments and resume.
  • Career Snapshots. Access to real-world overviews of careers, insight into the responsibilities asked of you, potential earnings, and a pathway on moving up in certain fields.
  • Employment Guide. This guide has everything you need to prepare for a career, including useful tips for job hunting, interview do’s and don’ts, and on-the-job success factors.
  • Resume Builder. You don’t need to start with a blank sheet of paper. This feature divides your resume into manageable components, and provides helpful guidelines, samples, and suggestions.
  • Local Job Postings. With a comprehensive job database, your next step is to find businesses that are hiring.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition," Medical Transcriptionists, on the Internet here (visited February 07, 2014).

Talk with Successful Penn Foster Medical Transcriptionist Students and Graduates

Visit the Community's Medical Transcriptionist academic group page to see what medical transcriptionist students, graduates, and faculty are talking about!

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