Medical transcriptionists held about 70,000 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most medical transcriptionists were as follows:
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Offices of physicians
Administrative and support services
About 1 out of 10 medical transcriptionists were self-employed in 2014.
Most medical transcriptionists work for hospitals or in physicians' offices. Some work for companies that provide transcription services to healthcare establishments.
Many transcriptionists work from home offices, receiving dictation and submitting drafts electronically.
Most medical transcriptionists work full time, although about one-fourth worked part time in 2014. Medical transcriptionists who work from home may work outside typical business hours and may have some flexibility in determining their schedules.