Hoboken, NJ — September 7, 2007 — The U.S. Department of Labor projects jobs in the medical transcription field will increase by at least 27 percent in the next seven years as the health care industry continues to grow. To help explain this booming profession and answer the numerous questions people have as they consider their career options, eLearners.com has launched a Guide to Medical Transcription (http://www.elearners.com/guide/medical-transcription.asp).

eLearners.com suggests that people interested in a career as a medical transcriptionist take the time to research accredited medical transcription training programs. Enrolling in this type of a program will help people quickly learn about the industry and network with others who are entering this dynamic, high-paying field.

?The demand for medical transcriptionists is on the rise because of the aging population, which requires more medical tests, procedures and treatments,? said Andrew Gansler, President of eLearners.com. ?This is an industry ripe with opportunity, but qualified entrants to the field must have proper training, and finding the appropriate accredited program is the first step.?

Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by health care professionals and transcribe that information into medical reports, correspondence and other administrative material. The job of a medical transcriptionist requires the ability to multi-task, a strong work ethic to meet deadlines and a keen eye for detail. A benefit for many medical transcriptionists is that the profession is incredibly well-suited to be a lucrative and manageable home-based business; and it?s in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor states that between 2004 and 2014 nearly 43,000 Medical Records and Health Information Technician jobs are expected to become available.

To help answer questions about this profession, the eLearners.com Guide to Medical Transcription covers a variety of topics including:

  • What is a medical transcriptionist?
  • Why are medical transcriptionists needed?
  • What career opportunities are available for medical transcriptionists?
  • Is it true that medical transcriptionists can work from home?
  • What are the traits of a successful medical transcriptionist?
  • How much do medical transcriptionists earn?
  • How do online medical transcription programs work?
    ?and much more

    eLearners.com, an online education resource that connects prospective students with online learning providers, offers medical transcription courses from accredited online colleges and online universities. The site?s searchable database allows those interested in the field to compare different programs to find the perfect fit for their individual needs. If you?ve never taken an online class and not sure if it?s the best way for you to learn, take a free self-assessment through the eLearners Advisor (http://www.elearners.com/advisor/). This interactive tool gauges personal success in going to school online.

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