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.
The program has a Facebook page, TSTC Harlingen HIT & MIS/T Alumni, which advertises job openings to assist with job placement. This page is a closed Facebook page and only Alumni may view. This page is updated on a continuous basis. Graduates will be sent an invitation and need to accept it in order to have access.