Medical Records & Medical Transcriptionists
Medical Record Technicians
Every time a patient receives healthcare, a file is made to document the symptoms, medical history, and treatments. Medical Record Technicians organize and evaluate these records for completeness and accuracy through regular communication with doctors and nurses, using computer programs, and coding patients’ medical information for insurance purposes.
Program completion time: 9 months
Program Cost: $45 - $350
Average Salary: $32,886
After seeing a patient, the doctor records notes that a Medical Transcriptionist then types for medical reports, personal files, and billing paperwork. You need to gain an understanding of medical terminology, learn the legal and ethical requirements of the job, and keeping patient information confidential.
Program completion time: 15 weeks - 1 year
Program Cost: $960 - $1,200
Average Salary: $37,983
Colleges offering careers in this field
Medical Record Technician
San Bernardino County Schools ROP
Riverside Community College District