Learn the clerical and medical knowledge you need to build a fulfilling career.
About The Program
The Medical Transcriptionist diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.
The Medical Transcriptionist diploma program will qualify grads to pursue medical transcriptionist positions within hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and transcription service companies.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
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*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 1251 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
Do you want to join the growing healthcare industry? Are you interested in acquiring skills that will help you succeed in a hospital and medical office environment? If so, the Medical Transcriptionist program is just what you need to launch your career.
As part of this in-demand program, students will gain in-depth knowledge of Microsoft applications, spelling and grammar standards in the industry, medical report formatting, and keyboarding techniques – skills which are all mandatory for the role. By the end of the program, students will have a solid understanding of the human body as well as the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular, reproductive, endocrine, sensory, and nervous systems. The program also comes with training on electronic healthcare records.
Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). To pursue this, students must make arrangements directly with AHDI.
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Field Placement - Medical Transcriptionist
Student Success Strategies
- Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status.
- Demonstrate fluency in English (oral and written).
- Possess a typing speed of 40 wpm.
- Admissions Interview to determine suitability for a career as a Medical Transcriptionist.
“As a recent graduate of Eastern College, I have nothing but positive comments about this school. The faculty and instructors were supportive, welcoming, and always there to help. They gave me everything I needed to be job ready and excel in the industry I am in!”