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Career Spotlight

Healthcare Documentation Specialist

A healthcare documentation specialist, sometimes known as a medical transcriptionist or a medical documentation editor, listens to a voice recording made by a doctor or other healthcare professional and either transcribes the information into a captured electronic record, or reviews and edits a version produced by a speech recognition technology software program for the record.

Average Salary: -

Years in school: 0 - 5 (after high school graduation)

Job outlook: Excellent

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