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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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 If a penny saved is a penny earned, then medical transcriptionist Leca Good is earning big. NBC News, "This One Easy Trick Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars," 7 June 2017 Transcriptionist: Many of these openings do not require experience and pay by the hour, making it a flexible job open to people of all backgrounds. 6. Jessica Mattern, Woman's Day, "10 Flexible Jobs for Busy Stay-at-Home Moms," 26 June 2017 Typically, a transcriptionist’s job only involves typing out the words as they were actually said. 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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tran·​scrip·​tion·​ist | \ -shə-nəst How to pronounce transcriptionist (audio) \

Medical Definition of transcriptionist

: one that transcribes especially : medical transcriptionist

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