Time to Complete Training
How long does it take to complete medical transcription training?
The length of time it takes to complete a medical transcription course depends on the school. Most online medical transcription schools offer self-paced programs which means the student can study the material at their own pace and they have access to the material at any time of day. There are some schools that still offer classroom instruction. These courses typically take longer to complete- over a year. On average, a medical transcription training course should take from 4 months to a year.
The school that I am most familiar with takes about 570 hours. It is a self-paced course so in terms of months, that depends on the amount of time you devote to it. If you were to work on it full-time, you can graduate in about 4 months. If you have less time to work on it, you can estimate to graduate in about 8 months or so. Again, it all depends on the amount of time you spend on it since you work at your own pace.