Medical Transcriptionists key physician-dictated reports describing a patient's medical care and condition.These reports include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, operative reports, discharge summaries, laboratory/pathology reports, and diagnostic studies. Medical transcriptionists may work in either general or specialized fields of medicine. Medical clinics, hospitals, doctors' offices, private transcription agencies, and home offices offer various employment settings for medical transcriptionists. The variety of each day's work presents unique challenges and opportunities for continuing medical knowledge.
The professional transcriptionist enjoys learning about the medical field; possesses mastery skills in medical terminology, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and keyboarding; works independently; and strives for quality and excellence. With a variety of career experiences, a professional transcriptionist may pursue a Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) credential by passing the national certification examination administered by the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT). The medical transcriptionist pursues a lifelong program of continuing education.