Medical Transcriptionist Schools in Hawaii - HI
By allied health world contributing writer
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Medical Transcription Schools in Hawaii
In Hawaii, individuals interested in becoming medical transcriptionists can do so without extensive educational requirements. It is recommended that candidates attend an accredited program or enroll in a college or university that offers an Associate’s Degree in medical transcription. There are a variety of Hawaii medical transcription schools online.
To start, individuals should be able to type a minimum of 45 words (with no mistakes) per minute and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Those who attend a program accredited by the AHDI will have an improved likelihood of securing employment after successful completion of the curriculum.
Certified medical transcriptionists must take 30 credit hours of continuing education in order to recertify in the state of Hawaii. The certification period occurs every three years, so these credits need to be met within the compliance period. Of the 30 credits, at least 24 must be taken in what is referred to as the “core” curriculum. The other six can be fulfilled by taking courses in optional areas. The ”core” curriculum includes coursework relating to legal issues in the medical industry, proficiency with transcription machines, and clinical practice. Healthcare industry, complementary medicine, and professional development courses make up elective continuing education.
The medical transcription field is flexible, allowing those cannot travel to a work location the ability to telecommute.