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Medical Transcription Training Online

Blackstone’s online Medical Transcription Career Training offers the quality education needed to secure a rewarding job in this popular healthcare field. Master medical transcription practice using modern transcription equipment. Gain a working knowledge of medical terminology, medical diagnoses, and laboratory procedures. Receive online access to BenchMark KB, the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations.

Certification Matters

Graduates of Blackstone‘s Medical Transcription training program are qualified to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam, administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and after gaining work experience the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

* Prospective students should check with their state, local government and/or licensing board to determine which medical transcription certification requirements are necessary to become a medical transciptionist in their state.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months, with students given the option of up to 18 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program

Become A Medical Transcriptionist

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be over 57,400 medical transcription jobs by 2026. Employment opportunities are available for transcriptionists with formal education and for those with experience in electronic health records (EHR) management, training and quality assessment.

Working as a medical transcriptionist you can earn an attractive salary. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical transcriptionists can earn up to $51,640 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical transcriptionists earning $35,720. High production employees have the potential of earning more in this field. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the medical transcription career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Medical transcriptionists may choose to work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home.

Are you ready to become a medical transcriptionist and enter a respected profession with a competitive salary, job security, and rewarding job responsibilities? Get started today with Blackstone Career Institute's accredited online medical transcription training program today.

Medical Transcription Career Opportunities

Working in the medical transcription career offers a variety of healthcare settings, including doctors’ offices, public and private hospitals, teaching hospitals, medical transcription businesses, clinics, laboratories, radiology and pathology departments, insurance companies, medical libraries, government medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, legal offices, research centers, veterinary medical facilities, and associations representing the healthcare industry.

The medical transcription career offers the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in multiple specialties. Transcriptionists work with pharmacists, therapists, technicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, psychologists, and other medical personnel. All of these healthcare providers rely on information that is received, documented, and dispersed by the medical transcriptionist.

Some transcriptionists choose to work from home as employees of transcription businesses or hospitals. Others in the medical transcription career provide services as independent contractors.

Qualified medical transcriptionists who wish to expand their professional responsibilities may become quality assurance specialists, supervisors, managers, department heads, or owners of medical transcription businesses. Experienced medical transcriptionists may become instructors working in schools to educate those working toward a medical transcription career.

No matter what your interests, the medical transcription field with its diverse options of employers, and positions, likely holds the perfect opportunity for you and your dreams for the future. If you are ready to begin your medical transcription training and enter a respected profession with a competitive salary, high job security, and rewarding job responsibilities, get started with Blackstone Career Institute's accredited medical transcription training program today.

Acquire the necessary job skills to get ahead with our online Medical Transcription training program. Questions? Call us at 800.826.9228 or enroll online today.

Medical Transcription Curriculum

Our accredited online Medical Transcription Career Training Program includes medical terminology, medical diagnoses and procedures, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, medicolegal ethics, HIPAA guidelines and more! You’ll also receive online access to BenchMark KB with all the latest tools you’ll need to work efficiently as a transcriptionist- the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations. See curriculum details below:

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Unit I: Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit II: Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit III: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit IV: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit V: English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit VI: Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit VII: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit VIII: Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit IX: Introduction to Pharmacology

  • Chapter 1: Consumer Safety and Drug Relations
  • Chapter 2: Drug Names and References
  • Chapter 3: Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
  • Chapter 4: Medication Preparations and Supplies
  • Chapter 5: Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement

Unit X: Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit XI: Fundamentals of Medical Transcription

  • Chapter 1: Medical Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2: Perspectives on Medical Transcription
  • Chapter 3: Style Guide

Unit XII: Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 1

  • Chapter 4: Dermatology
  • Chapter 5: Otorhinolaryngology
  • Chapter 6: Ophthalmology

Unit XIII: Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 2

  • Chapter 7: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Chapter 8: Cardiology and Hematology
  • Chapter 9: Gastroenterology
  • Chapter 10: Endocrinology

Unit XIV: Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit XV: Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 3

  • Chapter 11: Urology and Nephrology
  • Chapter 12: Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Chapter 13: Orthopedics

Unit XVI: Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 4

  • Chapter 14: Neurology
  • Chapter 15: Psychiatry
  • Chapter 16: Pathology
  • Chapter 17: Radiology

Unit XVII: Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit XVIII: How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews


Acquire the necessary job skills to get ahead with our Medical Transcription training program. Questions? Call us at 800.826.9228 or enroll online today.

Medical Transcription Materials

Start your path to success... Earn your medical transcription certificate online!

Once you enroll in the Blackstone Medical Transcription Training Program, you’ll receive the following course materials—all included in your tuition:

BCI med. TranscriptionHealthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx

ISBN-13: 978-0132988148 ISBN-10: 0132988143.

This text offers a thorough guide to the profession. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation.

BCI PharmacologyEssentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers

ISBN: 9781435480339/ E-book ISBN: 9781111552534 This e-book introduces you to pharmacological terminology; common drug classes, forms, dosages and routes of administration; abbreviations and symbols; and systems of measurement.


This exceptional online resource is your one-stop for transcription tools and databases! Learn to use the same research tools that professionals do, and become more efficient and accurate with your transcription.


Access to Blackstone's Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

In addition, Blackstone will also provide you with:

Financial Assistance

Blackstone’s financial assistance programs include GI Bill Education Benefits for veterans and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA program).

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Medical Transcriptionist job. Questions? Call us at 800.826.9228 or enroll online today.

Medical Transcription Tuition

Medical Transcription Training Cost- Enroll for $59!

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable cost. Everything you need to get started in this exciting career working with Medical Transcriptionists is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that best fits your budget and get started today!

Available Payment Plans

Remember: Use the promo code TAPP when you are enrolling!

The Medical Transcription Tuition Fee Includes:

  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Access to our Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbooks included with your course
  • Comprehensive study guides prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for incorrect answers
  • Automatic six month time extension-a $250 value
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Pharmacy Technician diploma upon completion of program requirements

Go to our Financial Assistance
section to review your financing options that include low cost payment programs, military TA and corporate reimbursement.

Methods of Payment

At BCI we want to put your mind at ease about expenses so you can focus on what really matters . . . obtaining the career education you need to get the job you want!
You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express to securely enroll online. You may also pay your tuition fee in full by money order, corporate check or personal check.

*International, HI, and AK students Click Here*

International Student Policy:

International, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Canadian students are required to participate under the full payment plan only. There is an additional charge for shipping/handling of all materials. Please refer to the International Training page for requirements or call (800) 826-9228 prior to enrollment. AK, HI, Canadian and international students may be required to pay extra duties required by customs authorities at the time of receipt of study material.)


NOTE: To Employed Individuals
Some students may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement of their paralegal school tuition by their employers. Your company may be able to take advantage of The Employee Education Assistance Act (IRS Code, Section 127). Check with your supervisor or personnel department.

Student Tuition Protection Policy:

We offer a generous student tuition protection policy that covers cancellations and refunds. Review our policy here.

Advance your skills so you can achieve your goals in an exciting entry level Medical Transcription job. Questions? Contact us at 1-800-826-9228 or enroll online now.

Resources for Medical Transcription Careers

Career Resources include sites that specifically relate to medical transcription careers. Find organizations to join and increase your networking abilities. Many of these organizations and associations have their own newsletters or magazines, job databases, and certification exams. You will also find links to other relevant web sites for medical transcription careers, as well as books, software or journals that can help as you build your professional knowledge.
Explore online resources below in the following categories:

  • Medical Transcription Associations
  • Medical Transcription Resources
  • Job Resources for Medical Transcription Careers
  • Reference Sites for Medical Professions
  • Books and Journals for the Medical Transcription Profession

Medical Transcription Associations

Medical Transcription Resources

Job Resources for Medical Transcription Careers

Reference Sites for Medical Professions

Online Medical Dictionaries

  • Mondofacto: Includes abbreviations, suffixes, prefixes and acronyms
  • Medical Dictionary: Definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, healthcare conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and medical abbreviations
  • Medline Plus: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Other Reference Sites

Books, Journals and Software for the Medical Transcription Profession

Remember: Use the promo code TAPP when you are enrolling!

State Licensing:  Because licensing and certification requirements differ from state to state, it is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work to determine the requirements. Prospective students should review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements. Simply click here to learn more on state licensing/regulatory boards and specific industry licensing information.