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Medical Transcriptionist

Diploma Program Length: 51 Weeks
43 weeks Classroom, 8 weeks Internship

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level transcription positions in hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centres, and long-term care facilities. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the Medical Transcriptionist.

Students receive:
  •  8 week internship!
  •  Registered Medical Transcriptionist certification
  •  Ability to work from home after graduation
  •  Student Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) membership
  •  Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus, DreamSpark Standard and Office 8

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Medical Transcriptionists (MTs) are specialists in medical language and healthcare documentation. They interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals. Medical Transcriptionists work in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, transcription services, insurance companies, home healthcare agencies, and other locations where dictation for the purpose of healthcare documentation requires transcription. Many MTs work from their homes as independent contractors or home-based employees. Medical Transcriptionists play an integral role in our healthcare system, promoting patient well-being and safeguarding against medical errors.
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

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EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE
  • Grand River Hospital
  • Toronto General Hospital
  • Lakeridge Health
  • Region of Waterloo
  • Halton Family Health
  • Living Arts Medical Centre
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Joseph Brant Hospital
  • Yorkville Cosmetic Centre
  • Medishare
  • And many more..
SALARY INFORMATION

Average Wage ($/hr) - $20.55
High Wage ($/hr)       - $27.00

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

CERTIFICATIONS

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed. Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written). Possess a typing speed of 40 nwpm. Admission Interview to determine suitability for a career as a Medical Transcriptionist

NOC CODE: 1244

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