Medical Transcriptionist

What They Do:

Medical transcriptionists, convert recordings into written reports, review and edit medical documents and interpret medical terminology.



Most medical transcriptionists complete a postsecondary education.


What They Make:

The 2019 median pay was $33,380 per year.


Where They Work:

Medical transcriptionists may be self-employed, work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and/or administrative offices.  


Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 2 percent from 2019 to 2029 due to technological advancement.”




Updated February 2021