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Practice your touch typing with our Touch Typing Test!

A touch typing test is a great way to see how fast you can type! In fact, there is no limit on the number of times you can do a touch typing test. Therefore, you can do them regularly to increase your speed and improve your accuracy.

Typing is an important skill for anyone using a computer, especially for medical transcriptionists! Also, the faster you can type means the more productive you will be.

Although, if you’re not too sure what a touch typing test involves or how you can use it to improve your typing, we have explained this for you below!

What does a Touch Typing Test involve?

Some of us may not know what our typing speed is! Therefore, you may want to take a touch typing test or even a typing game to see how fast you can type.

When doing a touch typing test, you will have one minute to type out a set of words. In addition, after you complete the touch typing test, you will receive some statistics, which we have broken down:

What is a good touch typing test score?

You might be thinking how you compare on the typing speed scale. After you have done your touch typing test, this is an indication of where you might be sitting:

  •  35-40 WPM is how fast an average person can type.
  •  60-75 WMP puts you above average.
  •  90 WPM + you have a very fast typing speed, and may be a touch typist!

Also, when it comes to working as a medical transcriptionist, accuracy is just as, if not, more important, than typing speed. The desired accuracy for medical transcriptionists is around 98%, however, we provide you with a lot of practise transcriptions to complete in the course!

In addition, recent research has found from a touch typing test the average male can type 44 words per minute. In contrast, the average female can type 37 words per minute.

Male WPM
Female WPM

If you want to find out what your typing speed is, take our touch typing test below:

Touch Typing Test

How can I improve my typing skills?

Typing speed is something where there are no shortcuts – you just have to keep practising your typing. For this reason, doing a touch typing test every day will help you reach your goal.

Also, there is some muscle memory involved with finger placement when using the keyboard, especially if touch typing is your goal. Therefore, allocating 15-20 minutes of practise per day will help you improve, even if it’s just focusing on keyboard positioning. Ensure that you take it at a slow pace, as well as focus on improving your accuracy first, as your speed with naturally improve the more you practise!

How do I get started?

At TalentMed, our Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is designed to take you through everything you need to kick-start your career as an efficient medical transcriptionist. Also, it is currently the first and only nationally recognised course in Australia that provides both medical typing and editing training. In addition, we have qualified trainers available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course!

If you would like more information on how you can start your career as a medical transcriptionist, you can register for a free consultation with one of our Career Advisers below!

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About the Author:

Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

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