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How a Medical Transcriptionist Plays a Vital Role in Healthcare

28 March 2017 By Vanessa

Are you someone who has a high attention to detail, likes technical work such as proofreading, and is looking for a way in to the growing field of medicine? For an important role that doesn’t involve hands-on interactions with patients but still has the opportunity to help people, Medical Transcription is an entry-level healthcare career option.

Pioneer Pacific has introduced this new certificate program with a specialized focus in Medical Transcription. If you’re the type of person who enjoys playing an integral role in a team, proofing information for accuracy, and problem-solving – Medical Transcription could be a great way to enter the healthcare space! Often times, local medical offices pay to have their employees attend Pioneer Pacific College’s Medical Transcription certificate program to refresh their skills or add to their existing credentials.

What Does a Medical Transcriptionist Do?

The medical field requires a complex system of communication to function whether between doctors and patients, or institutions and insurance companies. The accuracy of the information passed along is extremely important. That’s why medical transcription is such a specialized field. A Medical Transcriptionist must be well-versed in medical terminology and abbreviations, anatomy, pharmacology, diagnostics, and treatments to be able to accurately work on a variety of medical records. An acute attention to detail is very important in this role, as proper patient care depends on it. Most of an initial transcription is done by speech recognition software that the transcriptionist reviews, making edits to any found errors. Medical Transcriptionists typically work in word processing software and enter reports into electronic health record systems, also known as EHR systems.

Our Program

The Medical Transcription program can be completed in one term and is a great choice if you’re ready for a fast career change. For this certificate, you’ll engage in a variety of subjects from anatomy and physiology, to medical terminology, legal issues with health information, to English grammar. We know how important hands-on learning is, so you’ll also work in labs gaining hands-on experience. There is a portion of the program where you’ll work in a clinic setting to get a feel for the job. All in all, the program consists of only 10 academic weeks of study, and a total of 10 credits. The Certificate of Medical Transcription program is offered at PPC’s Springfield and Wilsonville locations.

Why Choose Pioneer Pacific College?

We specifically design our programs to help get you the education you need to get on with your life! Whether you’re ready to pursue post-secondary education for the first time, or you’re looking at a second career and need to work around a family schedule, PPC offers flexible class times.

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