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Free Typing Test – Check your typing speed today

A typing test is a great way to see how fast you can type! There is no limit on the number of times you can do a 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! The faster you can type means the more productive you will be.

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

What does a Typing Test involve?

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

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

What is a good typing test score?

After you have done your 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!

Did you know the fastest English language typist in the world can type 216 words per minute?

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

Recent research has found, the average male can type 44 words per minute, whereas, 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 typing test below:

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. Therefore, doing a typing test every day will help you reach your goal.

However, 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. 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. 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.


  1. Julie K 24/01/2020 at 10:54 AM - Reply

    Do you help me work from home if I complete the course?

    • TalentMed
      TalentMed 24/01/2020 at 10:58 AM

      Hi Julie,

      Yes, TalentMed includes extensive Job Placement Assistance upon course completion. We have a network of Recruitment Partners across Australia that have open vacancies to work from home. Once you are qualified, we provide this service free of charge.

      I hope this information helps. Please contact us on 03 9937 1599 if you have any questions.

      Thanks Julie!

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