Medical transcriptionists are responsible for listening to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare professionals make and convert them into written reports. They also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Additionally, medical transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients' medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents. Medical transcriptionists typically work in hospitals and offices of physicians.
A high school diploma along with a certification in medical transcriptionist (CMT) is required for this role. Successful medical transcriptionists possess strong computer skills and excellent listening skills.
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