Medical transcriptionists

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Total Workforce

50.2k

Average Age

35

Average Salary

$21,707

Average Male Salary

$15,725

Average Female Salary

$23,362

About

Medical transcriptionists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical transcriptionists was $21,707 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical transcriptionists by wage are Models, demonstrators, & product promoters, Teaching assistants, and Laundry & drycleaning workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical transcriptionists are Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ and Toledo City (West) PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical transcriptionists are Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ and Toledo City (West) PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical transcriptionists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical transcriptionists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical transcriptionists, by average wage, is Other health care services. Medical transcriptionists are paid most in Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,707

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,700

In 2018, Medical transcriptionists earned an average of $21,707, $32,181 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Models, demonstrators, & product promoters make somewhat more than Medical transcriptionists while Laundry & drycleaning workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical transcriptionists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.371

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Medical transcriptionists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.371, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical transcriptionists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Medical transcriptionists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical transcriptionists.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

50.2k

2018 Workforce

± 5,497

32.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.6%

The number of people employed as Medical transcriptionists has been growing at a rate of 32.5%, from 37,842 people in 2017 to 50,152 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Medical transcriptionists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical transcriptionists at  39%, followed by Business support services with 22% and Offices of physicians with 17.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical transcriptionists in the US. The average age of male Medical transcriptionists in the workforce is 26 and of female Medical transcriptionists is 37.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical transcriptionists is White.

Gender Composition

10.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,559

39.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,866

78.3% of Medical transcriptionists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical transcriptionists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical transcriptionists

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

74.3% of Medical transcriptionists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Medical transcriptionists, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical transcriptionists.

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Age by Gender

26

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.68

37.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.09

The median age of Medical transcriptionists is 35, and Male employees are generally 11.6 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical transcriptionists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical transcriptionists is Biology but a relatively high number of Medical transcriptionists hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical transcriptionists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical transcriptionists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical transcriptionists need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening.

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