Medical Transcriptionists (31-9094)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 129141 9.31 34
United States 70,00067,800 -3.10 1,4601,460

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.5010.4212.96 16.9520.9724.72
Alaska 21.8313.5616.17 21.3827.3330.84
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.0416.6420.78 25.4629.5533.22
Southeast Region 17.5213.0914.05 15.7019.3526.79

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1026 5.949.5 43.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation51
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 83
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 41.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Medical Transcriptionist