Career Opportunities in Medical Transcription

When you think about medical transcription as a career, there’s not a lot of everyday experience to go off.

Because we don’t usually see or hear a medical transcriptionist (MT) working at a local hospital or medical clinic – the role of an MT is often misunderstood. Interestingly however, when we open a letter from a doctor, or read a medical report, there is a very high chance that a professional MT has transcribed it.

With more than twenty-three million people in Australia all requiring some level of healthcare, the medical records and documentation industry is certainly in-demand.

If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in medical transcription, you need to keep in mind that there are typically three main career pathways available:

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Wednesday, 28 January, 2015|Medical Transcription|44 Comments

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  1. Tracey McNally 08/01/2019 at 12:31 AM - Reply

    Hi there. I’m currently working as an endorsed enrolled nurse, but after 28 years and some health issues, I need something different. I’m thinking the MT position would be perfect. What sort of RPL could/would I be able to receive?
    Thank you.

    • TalentMed 08/01/2019 at 9:12 AM

      Hi Tracey,
      Thank you for your comment.
      It sounds like your experience would be very useful as a Medical Transcriptionist.
      If you would like to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning, please contact our Career Advisers on 03 9937 1599 or email
      Thanks Tracey 🙂

  2. Noela Polglaise 18/07/2018 at 8:14 PM - Reply

    You give work placement assistance but what exactly does that entail? Not a guarantee of a job.

    • TalentMed 20/07/2018 at 4:58 PM

      Hi Noela,
      Thank you for your comment.
      Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance. Through our network of associated public and private hospitals, medical clinics, transcription agencies and Medical Transcription Service Organisations (MTSOs) we are able to assist you in finding suitable positions upon graduation. If you would like further information, please contact our Career Advisers on 03 9937 1599 or email, Noela 🙂

    • TalentMed 26/07/2018 at 2:57 PM

      Hi Noela,
      Thank you for your comment.
      On completion of your course, our Graduate Support Team provide job placement assistance. Through our recruitment partners, we are able to place the majority of our graduates into work. As we are a registered training organisation, we are unable to provide guaranteed employment.
      If you would like a course information pack, please contact our Career Advisers on 03 9937 1599, or via
      Thanks Noela 🙂

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