When looking at career opportunities in Medical Transcription, it can be hard to find a great deal of information. Most of us have never seen or heard a Medical Transcriptionist at work, therefore, we don’t know exactly what they do.

However, when we open a medical letter or report from a doctor, it’s likely that a Medical Transcriptionist has written it.

Therefore, to help you understand the progression options in Medical Transcription, check out my Complete Guide to Career Opportunities in Medical Transcription below.


There are a number of career opportunities in Medical Transcription. You can choose where and when you work. Furthermore, you can advance in your career as a Medical Transcriptionist. Therefore, it can be a very rewarding field, especially if you want to work from home.

However, before I explain the career opportunities available, I think it’s important to look at what this career entails and how it’s done.

What is Medical Transcription?

Medical Transcription plays a very important role in our healthcare system. For example, each time we visit a doctor, it’s likely that our report or letter has been typed by a professional Medical Transcriptionist. However, I’ll explain this process more below:

Furthermore, when working as a Medical Transcriptionist, there is the opportunity to work in a number of different locations:


Benefits of working in Medical Transcription

There are a number of benefits when working as a Medical Transcriptionist. Additionally, you can:

  • Work from home

  • Choose your own hours

  • Save on childcare costs

  • Improve your work/life balance

  • Improve your personal health and wellbeing

  • Save time on commuting and preparing for work.

Pay rates

Medical Transcriptionists usually work from home and are often paid based on production. As such, they are usually rewarded directly for the work that they produce, rather than a fixed salary or hourly rate.

Hourly Wage ($NZD)

Career opportunities in Medical Transcription

  • Intern typist

  • Junior typist

  • Senior typist

  • Mentor

  • Team leader

There are a number of career opportunities for Medical Transcription. In addition, a Medical Transcriptionist can often progress quickly in their career. Also, as you are often able to choose your own hours, you may be able to select the volume of work you would like to do.

Pursuing a career in Medical Transcription

As most Medical Transcriptionists work online from home, many employers require you to have;

  • Specific industry training in Medical Transcription.

Therefore, Medical Transcriptionists require training before they are able to commence working from home. Moreover, LearnMT’s Certificate of Medical Transcription teaches you the relevant skills and knowledge needed to work as a Medical Transcriptionist.

When looking for a suitable course, there are a number of things to think about. Therefore, to help you find the right course, I’ve included our ‘Experts Guide to Finding a Medical Transcription Course‘ below:

Does your course include? LearnMT
Industry-endorsed training  Yes
Affordable tuition fees with flexible payment options  Yes
Extensive Job Placement Assistance  Yes
Phone, email and built in live chat support  Yes
Comprehensive, all inclusive 6 month study program  Yes
Theory and real-world practical transcription training  Yes
British ‘Australian’ English spelling (including Australian transcription reports and pharmacology)  Yes
Interactive, state-of-the-art training portal  Yes
Compatible with Windows, Mac and Chrome OS devices  Yes
Get started online at anytime  Yes

Preparing for a career in Medical Transcription

To help you pursue a rewarding work-from-home career, LearnMT’s Certificate of Medical Transcription can help prepare you with skills and knowledge often required by professional Medical Transcriptionists.

For more information about working from home as a Medical Transcriptionist, please request a course information pack below.

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