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

  Average 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.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.8610.7313.78 17.1721.0124.83
Alaska 21.2613.1115.03 20.8227.0530.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.4720.2222.86 26.6429.5633.51
Southeast Region 16.2712.6313.47 14.8817.7823.10

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12810 7.841.3 36.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation32
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 73
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.1

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