• Medical Transcription Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona

Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription is a health care profession used in converting verbal recordings of medical information from doctors and health care staff into text format. This information is used throughout patient assessment and treatment processes.

Medical Transcriptionists, otherwise known as MT's or Medical Language Specialists, learn how to understand and transcribe a variety of medical reports. Responsibilities of an MT include:

  • Understanding medical terminology
  • Developing a broad knowledge of the human body
  • Utilizing strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Developing strong grammatical and spelling skills
  • Operating transcription equipment

MT's should be detail-oriented and familiar with using computers. Jobs are available in hospitals, physicians' offices, insurance companies, Medical Transcription services, and many Transcriptionists work from home.

Degrees & Certificates

Students with related health care experiences not listed in the program prerequisites options may request an evaluation for course competency equivalence through the Integrated Competency Assessment Network (ICAN) by calling (480) 731-8924.

Employment Outlook

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Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Medical Transcription program received approval from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). The AHDI approval is equivalent to a program receiving accreditation.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

Contact

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8183
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Program Director, Medical Transcription

Phone: (602) 286-8509
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1035