Medical Transcriptionist Schools in Kentucky - KY
By Jennifer Williams, allied health world Contributing Writer
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Medical Transcription Schools in Kentucky
When a state, such as Kentucky, does not offer a state license for a particular profession, it is even more important that a student choose the right school from which to get his or her education. Prospective employers will certainly be looking at educational background before they consider hiring, so this is something you don’t want to miss the boat on.
Employers will be looking thoroughly for a candidate that has passed and graduated from an approved course by the AHDI. There are few schools that hold this approval rating and it is equally important that a Kentucky student find and attend one of them.
Keeping that in mind, the next thing that a Kentucky student has to do is to decide whether they want to complete a certificate program or an associate’s degree program. Both of these programs will prepare a student for employment in the medical transcription field and it is more of the student’s personal preference as to which course of education they choose.
The certificate program should take about 9 to 12 months to complete and the associate’s degree will requires two years. Employers are not as heavily concerned with preference over certificate or associate’s, but rather they are concerned that the educational program adheres to the standards of the AHDI. Taking a course approved by the AHDI will give a Kentucky student much more recognition and marketability as a medical transcriptionist. There are several Kentucky medical transcription schools offered online.Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Transcriptionists in Louisville, Lexington and Owensboro, Kentucky may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including Norton Hospital, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, and Owensboro Medical Health.
The Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity, www.ahdionline.org
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov