Health Information Management
Certified Medical Transcriptionist

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Salary: $22,884 - $33,659
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Hourly: $11.2 - $18.2
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 1 year
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Length of Training
Training programs vary from six months to one year, and are offered through community colleges and vocational/technical institutions. Certificates are awarded upon completion.

Licensure/Certification

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) offers a voluntary certification exam to individuals who wish to become Certified Medical Transcriptionists (CMTs). The CMT Exam consists of both medical transcription-related knowledge items and transcription performance items. The transcription performance items include transcribing dictation, editing, and proofreading.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Amarillo College Amarillo A
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Blinn College Brenham C
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Central Texas College Killeen C
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Coastal Bend College Beeville A
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College of the Mainland Texas City A
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Collin College Plano C
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El Paso Community College District El Paso C
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Galveston College Galveston C
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Howard College Big Spring C
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Lee College Baytown C
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston A
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McLennan Community College Waco C,A
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Odessa College Odessa C
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Paris Junior College Paris C
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San Antonio College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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South Texas College McAllen C
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (TSTC) Harlingen C
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Trinity Valley Community College Athens C
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Tyler Junior College Tyler C,A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate