Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists



Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 10014$20.67/hr$17.06/hr$18.58/hr$20.81/hr$23.24/hr$24.72/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services120$20.26/hr
Education and Health Services660$21.29/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$19.57/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$19.35/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$17.24/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$20.81/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$20.88/hr5.0%
Southwest Minnesota 80$18.65/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$20.95/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$21.13/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$21.35/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$20.81/hr2.9%
Southeast Minnesota 130$21.88/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 340$21.88/hr5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 370$22.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 780$21.15/hr-1.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,160$23.42/hr10.6%
Court Reporters 290$36.10/hr3.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Legal Secretaries 3,530$25.56/hr-20.0%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 760$17.07/hr-12.6%
Word Processors and Typists 250$20.25/hr-29.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,890$26.81/hr13.3%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,610$18.54/hr10.0%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Medical Secretaries 12,450$20.83/hr15.1%


  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports, such as patient histories, physical examinations, emergency room visits, operations, chart reviews, consultation, or discharge summaries.
  • Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines.
  • Produce medical reports, correspondence, records, patient-care information, statistics, medical research, and administrative material.
  • Review and edit transcribed reports or dictated material for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and proper medical terminology.
  • Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections and for inclusion in patients' medical records.
  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms to ensure the accuracy of patient and health care facility records.
  • Distinguish between homonyms and recognize inconsistencies and mistakes in medical terms, referring to dictionaries, drug references, and other sources on anatomy, physiology, and medicine.
  • Identify mistakes in reports and check with doctors to obtain the correct information.
  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms to ensure the accuracy of patient and health care facility records.
  • Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections and for inclusion in patients' medical records.