Training prepares you to listen to recordings made by doctors, and other medical professionals, and then covert them to a written record. These records are then incorporated in patient's records, get incorporated in medical reports, and used in correspondence. Medical transcription training will prepare you for this work with courses in medical terminology, anatomy, grammar, medical legal issues, and English.
The shortage of medical transcriptions and other medical personnel is well known, and people with medical transcription certification are in high demand. Medical transcriptions are expected to grow faster than the average through the year 2010. Medical stenographers primarily find jobs in hospitals and clinics. Jobs are also found in labs, colleges, universities, and transcription services. Other jobs are found with temporary help agencies. To be successful, a medical transcriptionist, you must be able to accurately convert recordings into written material, and spot errors and inconsistencies in a medical report. Then you work with the person who dictated the report to resolve those inconsistencies.