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Medical Transcription & Editing Certificate


Gain the skills employers look for through our online, self-paced course

The University of Central Missouri Medical Transcription and Editing certificate program is designed to help you launch a career in the healthcare field. There is a growing demand for well-trained medical transcription professionals with around 266 new jobs expected in the next five years. Medical transcription is primarily a work-from-home occupation, giving you the opportunity to have a professional career from your own home. Most healthcare providers outsource their medical transcription work to national healthcare documentation companies, which hire medical transcription professionals from all over the company to transcribe and edit records from their homes in an online, virtual work environment. These professionals are usually paid on a production basis with the average salary at approximately $30,300 annually. Our program is certified and approved through the Approval Committee for Certification, established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation and the American Healthcare Information Management Association. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,799
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Self-paced, online course

Contact hours icon    630 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   18 years of age or older; high school diploma or GED certificate; understand basic use of computers; access to computer with Internet at home or another location on regular basis. 


Work from home as a healthcare professional through this valuable programwoman-working-at-computer

Through our recognized program you will gain the skills needed to become both a medical transcriptionist and a specialized medical transcription editor. In addition, students completing the course are well prepared to take the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist credential. The course simulates the real world by training students on hundreds of authentic physician dictations and also prepares participants for the industry’s future as it relies more on speech recognition technology. Through Career Step, students have 24/7 access to all material allowing you to progress through this valuable training at your own schedule and your own page. Also available are instructor and technical support. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all designed to focus on the essential knowledge and skills needed by medical billers.


What you will learn

  • Technology and the medical profession
  • Medical word building
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Anatomy, pathophysiology and disease processes
  • Medical language
  • Pharmacology
  • Healthcare documentation
  • Diagnostic reports
  • Medical specialities
  • Editing theory and technique


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