With the healthcare industry constantly changing, doctors are looking for dependable, organized, detail-oriented individuals they can rely on. Penn Foster College can help you take the first step on your career path to become a medical transcriptionist in a physician's office, clinic, government agency, law office, insurance company, hospital, or ambulance dispatch service.
Why Become a Medical Transcriptionist?
Train toward earning the credentials employers require in the healthcare field. With Penn Foster College's Medical Transcriptionist Diploma Program, you can gain essential transcription knowledge from experts. Our quality program can help prepare you to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Receive hands-on training with real dictations to transcribe as part of your coursework. Add your experience to your resume to show employers you have what it takes to excel on the job.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Medical Transcriptionist students as part of the Penn Foster Community.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Medical Transcriptionist Course Details
In the Penn Foster College Medical Transcriptionist online training program, you'll cover topics such as how to produce medical reports and documents, discharge summaries, history and physical examination reports, operative and autopsy reports, diagnostic imaging studies, and more. Learn how to use speech to text recognition software and transcription editing. Also, you can receive advanced academic credit for Business English and Microsoft® Word™ and Excel® with this program.
Related Program From Our Partner School, Ashworth College
Take your current career to the next level or develop new skills with the freedom of self-paced courses offered through our partner school, Ashworth College.
Boost your resume or prepare to take the next steps in your healthcare career with our partner school, Ashworth College’s, online sterile processing technician program. You’ll learn approved practices for decontamination and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment that play a vital role in a medical setting. Once you graduate, you can prepare to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification Exam, the cost of which is included in your Ashworth tuition.
¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.