• Medical Transcription

    M State programs help prepare students to fill administrative positions in health care, one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. We can provide the training you need to play an essential administrative role on a health care team.


Medical Transcription

M State's Medical Transcription diploma program trains medical language specialists to prepare reports and documents for inclusion in patient medical records. Medical transcriptionists need a broad background of the medical field and medical terminology, along with computer and written communication skills.

The 40-credit diploma is offered on our M State campuses in Moorhead and Wadena and online through eCampus. Graduates will be eligible to write the national exam for registered medical transcriptionists.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Professional business communication
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office technology
  • Accurate transcription of health care documents
  • Knowledge of the body's structure and function
  • Knowledge of disease processes and treatments
  • Professional communication in a medical office
  • Legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized education
  • Option of online education

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Medical Transcription Diploma
Locations: eCampus, Moorhead, Wadena

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Meet the faculty

Fonda Thompson
Instructor, Medical Transcription
Moorhead, eCampus
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Doris Winter
Medical Administrative Instructor
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Medical Transcription regional wage

Medical Transcription regional wage
data source: Career Coach


Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Medical Transcription program have employment opportunities in varied health care settings including: Medical clinics, insurance companies, Government Agencies, public health agencies, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and dental clinics.

Description: Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

Typical education level:Vocational Certificate

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Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead

data source: Career Coach


Medical Transcription employment

298 Employed in your area

14 Estimated annual job openings

69 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Medical Transcriptionists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.

Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 33 11%
25-34 74 25%
35-44 55 18%
45-54 67 22%
55-64 60 20%
65+ 9 3%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach


Required courses for Medical Transcription

  • Medical Documentation Fundamentals
  • Medical Language Applications
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Intermediate Medical Transcription
  • Medical Office Technology Tools
  • Medical Office Career Insight
  • RMT Exam Review
  • Advanced Medical Transcription
  • Medical Transcription Practicum
  • Business Communications I
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:04am