Medical Transcriptionist Schools in New Jersey - NJ
By Susan Maphis, allied health world contributing writer
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Medical Transcription Schools in New Jersey
Schools that are approved by the AHDI and the AHIMA for medical transcriptionist training programs can be found both within the state of New Jersey and online. Each approved curriculum must follow AHDI's Model Curriculum, and must include a minimum of 35 hours of authentic physician dictation that students must transcribe; have at least one CMT as an instructor, program director, or curriculum developer; must require usage of the AHDI Book of Style; must be financially viable; must be accredited or licensed through a government agency; must have been in existence for at least six months and provide placement statistics for graduates; and must use instructors that perform traditional methods of instruction and give students direct feedback.
Some Prometric Testing Centers in New Jersey that offer both the RMT and CMT exams can be found in Toms River, Bridgeport, Hamilton, and West Orange, as well as in nearby Philadelphia, PA. There are a variety of New Jersey medical transcription schools to choose from, mostly being online.
New Jersey Medical Transcriptionist Salary
The state of New Jersey employs approximately 1870 medical transcriptionists. Medical transcriptionists in New Jersey earn more than average. With average annual salaries at $37,750 (2008), New Jersey is the fifth-highest paying state in which medical transcriptionists work, paying about $5000 to $7000 more annually. Positions for medical transcriptionists in New Jersey exist within hospitals, private practices, private clinics, working from home, and with transcription services such as:
- Executive Business Services in Berlin, NJ
- A Personal Tough, Inc. in Montvale, NJ
- SS Infosys Inc in Woodbridge, NJ
- Star Transcriptions in Bridgewater, NJ
- Taymetrics in Guttenberg, NJ