Medical Information Specialist/Transcriptionist
The Medical Information Specialist/Transcriptionist program is a three-semester certificate of completion program that provides concentrated training in specialized skills needed for entry-level clerical positions in the health information field, as well as in the medical transcription field.
Medical information specialists are vital members of the health care team who work very closely with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. They are the patient data experts on which patient care practitioners rely. This is the ideal profession for individuals who are interested in working in the medical field, yet do not want to work directly in patient care.
Medical transcriptionists are medical language specialists who interpret and transcribe reports dictated by physicians and other health care professionals. They provide reports that are the communication tools for documenting health care and facilitating health care delivery.
Medical Information Specialist/Transcriptionist students are trained for various positions including, but not limited to, the following: assembly clerk, analysis clerk, file clerk, release of information clerk, processing specialist, unit secretary, medical receptionist, billing specialist, appointments scheduler, medical transcriptionist assistant, and medical transcriptionist.
Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians offices, managed care organizations, long term care facilities, behavioral health facilities, ambulatory care facilities, and rehabilitation centers.
Starting salaries for the MIS/T graduates vary according to facility and position, beginning anywhere from $9.00/hr. to $12.00/hr., including benefits such as health insurance, sick leave, vacation pay, retirement, etc.