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Occupational Report for Medical Transcriptionists (31-9094) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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.

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Medical Transcriptionists
Employment Outlook for Medical Transcriptionists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical Transcriptionists There are 3 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 3 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Scribe, Transciptionist 7/26/14 Eugene DOE
Scribe 7/16/14 Eugene DOE
Medical Transcriptionist 6/6/14 Corvallis
Job Openings from the Web for Medical Transcriptionists The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 3 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 3 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Transcriptionist 7/25/14 Eugene The US Oncology Network
Medical Transcription 7/2/14 Eugene BENSON HEALTH CLINIC
Medical Transcriptionist 6/4/14 Corvallis Kelly Services
State of Oregon License Information for Medical Transcriptionists No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Medical Transcriptionists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
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75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $12.77 $15.53 $18.78 $21.68 $23.59 $18.51 $38,504
Multnomah / Washington 11.95 15.07 18.95 21.68 23.42 18.29 38,050
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 12.62 15.37 19.13 21.72 23.28 18.47 38,411
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 13.14 15.34 18.68 21.04 22.48 18.12 37,690
Lane 13.33 16.19 19.37 21.55 22.86 18.70 38,895
Coos / Curry 12.15 13.65 16.31 20.22 24.33 17.14 35,646
Jackson / Josephine 15.05 15.97 17.49 19.95 22.84 18.08 37,596
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 12.65 14.08 17.71 21.25 23.27 17.84 37,094
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 13.32 15.63 17.95 21.83 26.11 18.74 38,981
Klamath / Lake 15.21 15.78 16.74 17.70 18.28 16.64 34,607
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Medical Transcriptionists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,237 1,365 128 10.3% 13 24 37
Multnomah / Washington 363 399 36 9.9% 4 7 11
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 160 177 17 10.6% 2 3 5
Clackamas 132 165 33 25.0% 3 2 5
Lane 130 132 2 1.5% 0 2 2
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 100 101 1 1.0% 0 2 2
Jackson / Josephine 61 64 3 4.9% 0 1 1
Douglas 53 57 4 7.5% 0 1 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 49 51 2 4.1% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 38 41 3 7.9% 0 1 1
Morrow / Umatilla 34 32 -2 -5.9% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 31 32 1 3.2% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 21 19 -2 -9.5% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 14 13 -1 -7.1% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12 14 2 16.7% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10 9 -1 -10.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Medical Transcriptionists
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,237
Total All Industries Private 1,174
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 55
Computer Systems Design and Related Services Private 38
Scientific Research and Development Services Private 10
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 71
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 255
Administrative and Support Services Private 255
Business Support Services Private 209
Other Support Services Private 41
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 787
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 418
Offices of Physicians Private 328
Offices of Dentists Private 13
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 38
Outpatient Care Centers Private 12
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 27
Hospitals Private 356
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 348
Total All Industries State 21
Health Care and Social Assistance State 10
Total All Industries Local 32
Educational Services Local 11
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 10
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 18
Hospitals Local 18
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 18
Educational Requirements for Medical Transcriptionists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Skills for Medical Transcriptionists
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Compose Business Correspondence
  • Follow Medical Office Procedures
  • Key Document From Machine Transcription
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Manually Record Verbatim Records
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Organize And Work With Detailed Records
  • Perform Stenography
  • Perform Typing Or Data Entry For Extended Time Periods
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Medical Records
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Proofread, Edit, And Revise Written Materials
  • Take Dictation
  • Transcribe Spoken, Recorded Or Written Information
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Proofreading Symbols
  • Use Shorthand
  • Use Stenotype Machine
Schools and Training Providers for Medical Transcriptionists The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Sumner College
8909 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219-4063
Phone: (503) 223-5100
Programs of Training:
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Medical Transcriptionists These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Lane Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Medical Transcriptionists matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Court Reporters 59%
Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other 37%
Medical Secretaries 34%
Word Processors And Typists 33%