Online Medical Transcriptionist Training

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).
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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
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Hands-on training
Hands-on training
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.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
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.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos 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.
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Medical Transcriptionist Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Medical Transcriptionist training online today.
I liked that my program was flexibile, had easy workable payments, and the ability to do it online when I had the time.
Kathleen A.
Medical Transcriptionist Graduate
Medical Transcriptionist Student
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