Medical Transcription Associate's Degree Programs

Medical Transcription Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Medical Transcriptionist

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These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s degree in medical transcription brings with it a unique challenge. With the various accents, dialects and speech patterns of people throughout the US, medical transcriptionists need to have a flexible ear and the ability to quickly become accustomed to another person’s speaking mannerisms. Medical professionals from other countries present an even greater challenging.

About Medical Transcription

Medical transcriptionists are constantly in demand, making it relatively easy to find a position relative to other fields. MTs who choose to pursue an associate’s degree of applied science in medical transcription can also choose to become certified as a medical transcriptionist. This degree is NOT transferable to a four-year educational institution. However there are classes that are transferable to advanced medical transcription programs.

Associate’s programs for MTs generally include courses in:

  • Medical Transcription
  • Computer Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physiology and Anatomy

As a certified MT, you may be employed within doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. However, many choose to become MTs before they become certified. This affords them the opportunity to gather experience, then advance upon becoming certified. If you work for a larger medical institution, they may provide the funding necessary to renew your CMT.

You must be patient in order to obtain your certificate as a CMT. The necessary courses for admission within a CMT program require you to have at least two years of experience in a health care facility. The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) CMT exam also provides a general MT section as well as an MT performance section. The AHDI gives you the opportunity online to study for the CMT so that you may be prepared for the test. The test itself takes around four hours.

An MT can immediately find work but the work that entails obtaining your certificate or degree is extensive and time-consuming. You must possess the requisite patience and understanding of the field in order to master the medical transcriptionist job description and become a successful medical transcriptionist.

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Lincoln Tech

Since 1946, Lincoln Tech has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Spa & Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC and Electrical.

What sets Lincoln Tech apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. Our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Tech offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement assistance is available upon graduation.

  • New Britain
  • Medical Assistant

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.

Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training

Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando
  • Miami
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Lakeland
  • West Palm Beach
  • Tallahassee
  • New Port Richey
  • Ft. Myers
  • Clearwater
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Tampa
  • Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration (Online Only)
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding (Online)
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (Hybrid)

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

  • Los Angeles
  • Ontario
  • Riverside
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science; Medical Administrative Specialist

Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.

  • Ft. Worth
  • Lafayette
  • Little Rock
  • Houston Southeast
  • Nashville
  • Dallas
  • Memphis
  • Columbia
  • Shreveport
  • Medical Assisting-AS
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Office Administration

College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW’s academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College’s technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

  • White Plains
  • Medical Assistant Management - Associate
  • Health Information Management - Associate
  • Medical Office Specialist - Certificate

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