Medical Transcription Editing Certification Program

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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our dental assistant certificate program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 630 Hours of Study

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $34,000 Average Annual Salary*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

As a medical transcriptionist, you’ll be typing (i.e. transcribing) audio recordings of doctors’ notes for patients’ medical records. You can also opt for an editing position using the skills you’ve learned in our medical transcription editing course, where you’ll proof and correct reports generated by speech-recognition software.

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5 Reasons to Complete Your Medical Transcription Editor Training With CareerStep

Qualify in four months.

Medical transcriptionist certification requirements shouldn't cost years. Four months (about 630 hours of study) sounds more reasonable. Earn your medical transcription certification online with CareerStep and you'll get 12 months of program access before you sit for the the RHDS (Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist) certification test.

Get hired.

Because you’ve met your medical transcriptionist requirements, employers trust—even prefer—CareerStep-trained and certified medical transcriptionist, and demand for this role is steady.

Work from home.

Most medical transcriptionists and medical transcription editors work from home, making it the perfect job for parents (and anyone else who needs a flexible schedule).

Take charge of your paycheck.

Most medical transcription professionals also get paid according to the amount of work they produce, giving you control of your schedule and your paychecks.

Stay in the black.

Our online medical transcription program is effective and affordable. We make it easy to pay the course fee (because your success is kind of a big deal to us).

Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)

The CareerStep Medical Transcription Editing training program is certified and approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), which is a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

"At my age, I didn't think I could learn anything new. I was concerned about learning the medical environment. I was amazed at how easy it was to learn all these things about the human body! And medicine. I learned so much that now when I go to my own doctor, I understand what he is saying. This has been an exciting addition to my life and I look forward to becoming a medical transcription editor."

Margie H.


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Program Details

A bachelor’s degree takes four years. Medical transcription training takes four months (and it’s WAY less expensive).

  • 4-Month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

Looking at how to become a medical transcriptionist? All the healthcare terminology and grammatical goodness, as well as what you’ll need to know can be found right here. You’ll also become a documentation wiz and a master typist.


Know your way around the program and gain an understanding of the industry.

Writing Techniques

Build typing speed and efficiency, sharpen your grammar and punctuation skills, and learn transcription and editing methods.

Medical Terminology

Learn basic human anatomy and pharmacology, recognize common jargon and abbreviations, and interpret medical instructions.


Practice accurately and effectively transcribing hundreds of records and care notes from a wide range of healthcare specialties.

Your Questions—Answered

This course is designed to take 630 hours of study, which you can complete in as little as four months or as long as twelve months.

Yes. Paying up front will save you money, but payment plans and financial assistance are available for this program. Learn more on the course description page.

Medical transcription salaries vary based on location and work produced, but on average, transcriptionists make $34,770 per year.* The more you transcribe, the more you’ll make!

It’s great! The healthcare industry is steadily growing, and with the increasing popularity of speech-recognition technology in medical settings comes increasing need for transcription editors.

If you’re a medical transcriptionist, you’ll listen to doctors’ audio recordings or live virtual dictations and turn them into grammatically correct textual medical reports. If you’re a medical transcription editor, you’ll read through and correct reports generated by speech-recognition technology.

*Conditions apply.

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Payment Plans

It ultimately costs less to pay up front, but we know that isn’t always possible, so we offer a payment plan for those who need it (and we don’t sweat credit problems).

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