Medical Transcriptionists

1.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
100%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-6.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$30,100
or $14.47 hourly
VOLUME
55,830
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Transcriptionists' job openings is expected to decline by -6.5% by 2031
'Medical Transcriptionists' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Medical Transcriptionists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical Transcriptionists' was $30,100, or $14.47 hourly
'Medical Transcriptionists' are paid 34.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as medical transcriptionists?

As of 2021 there were 55,830 people employed as Medical Transcriptionists within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Medical Transcriptionists.

Job description

Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

SOC Code: 31-9094.00

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