Medical Coding & Transcription

Medical transcription and coding specialists are responsible for recording information (provided to them by doctors and other medical professionals) into medical records and reports. Transcriptionists usually update records by listening to tapes or digital audio files dictated by physicians and other medical specialists, and then inserting this information into records and reports.

Transcription and coding specialists usually code physician dictations into software designed specifically to relay information to medical reports, records, histories, discharge reports, and laboratory results.

Those interested in working as a medical coder or transcriptionist must earn an associate's degree or complete a professional certification program. Many trade schools and community colleges offer certification and associate's degree programs.

Explore certification and degree programs in medical coding and transcription that can be completed online or on campus.

Medical Coding and Transcription Programs

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