Medical Transcription Editing Program (Online)

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This online program focuses on the clinical documentation industry which includes medical transcriptionists and medical transcription editors. Medical transcriptionists type up written reports of the audio files doctors record after they interact with patients. These written reports are then included in the patient’s medical record. Medical transcription editors have received specialized transcriptionist training to correct and edit written reports created by speech recognition software, which automatically translates the doctor’s dictation into text.

This program is designed to train you for both of these career paths by preparing you to pass the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam. Those who complete the program will receive a University of Utah Medical Transcription Editing Certificate.

This program is offered in partnership with CareerStep.

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Class Details

Schedule: The Medical Transcription Editor program is estimated at 640 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary. Some learners are able to complete their 640-hour training program in as little as 4 months, while those who have less time to devote to the course take longer.

Tuition: $3,499

  • MyCAA approved
  • Not eligible for the University of Utah tuition reduction benefit

Location: Online


  • In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Career Step Pre-Training Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the Career Step training program.
  • Every student who enrolls in the Medical Transcription Editing training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.


Employer-trusted training.
Our training ensures you gain the skills employers are looking for. Employers trust our training so much that they'll often waive experience requirements when hiring those who have completed our course.

Preparation for the future of the industry.
With our Medical Transcription Editor program, you'll learn medical transcription and medical editing, preparing you for the future of the industry and making you more flexible upon completion of your training.

AHDI-approved training.
The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity has approved our training program and certified that our course prepares you for successful employment.

One-on-one support.
With one-on-one access to dedicated trainers with years of professional experience in addition to career advisors to help you turn your training into a job, you'll have the help you need to succeed.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to enter the medical transcription field as an editor, especially those who desire to work from home.

No experience in medical transcription is required.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
Online Contact Form

Career Step (Educational Partner)

Phone: 877-225-7151