tran·​scrip·​tion·​ist | \ tran(t)-ˈskrip-shə-nist How to pronounce transcriptionist (audio) \

Definition of transcriptionist

: one that transcribes especially : a typist who transcribes dictated medical reports

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Recent Examples on the Web What do sheep shearers, rehab specialists, ventriloquists, medical transcriptionists, face-paint artists and test proctors have in common? Carolyn Said,, "From horse handlers to tutors, California gig law AB5 frustrates contractors," 10 Feb. 2020 On job sites, search specifically for medical transcriptionist positions or run more of a generic search, like this one. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "20 legitimate ways to make money online," 24 Oct. 2019 Jobs include working as an administrative assistant, customer care coordinator, transcriptionist, customer support person or virtual assistant. Katie Winterburn, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How to find great part-time work in retirement," 16 Sep. 2019 Nancy from Kingston says, explaining that her career as a medical transcriptionist was destroyed by NAFTA. Josh Saul, Newsweek, "Why Did Donald Trump Win? Just Visit Luzerne County, Pennsylvania," 5 Dec. 2016 While on the road, Ms. Brown, an Indiana native, started a new career as a transcriptionist. John Hanc, New York Times, "‘You Can’t Be Afraid of the Tech’," 28 Feb. 2018 Stay consistent The transcriptionist started her first Penny Jar Challenge in January 2016 as a New Year’s resolution. NBC News, "This One Easy Trick Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars," 7 June 2017 His mother retired as a medical transcriptionist at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Mich. New York Times, "Mary Yurch, Joseph Maiullo IV," 25 June 2017 The error rates of professional transcriptionists in reproducing two different portions of the test are 5.9 and 11.3 percent. Greg Noone, The Atlantic, "When AI Can Transcribe Everything," 20 June 2017

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Transcriptionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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tran·​scrip·​tion·​ist | \ -shə-nəst How to pronounce transcriptionist (audio) \

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: one that transcribes especially : medical transcriptionist

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