Transcriptionists have the power … of the written word
Professional transcriptionists transform recorded information into documents of all types, ensuring that they are clearly written, thorough, and accurate. They are often independent contractors who frequently work from home. Transcriptionists are recognized as important contributors to many industries, including large corporations, law firms, private practice attorneys, governmental departments, insurance companies, and banks—all have a need for accurate records.
The job market is unique in that there are plenty of new opportunities, and the field continues to grow with the expansion of multi-media technology such as podcasts and videos. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the transcription field is expected to increase by 6 percent through 2020.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH AND SET YOUR GOALS
Legal Transcription Certificate Program
Legal transcription is a well-respected career choice. Legal transcriptionists generally listen to recordings of testimony, interrogations, court hearings and pleadings and convert what they hear into edited, grammatically correct, specially formatted documents.
Prince Institute Legal Transcriptionists’ specialized skills include:
Ability to transcribe audio files into text documents with high accuracy
- Proficiency in English grammar and proper punctuation
- Knowledge of legal terminology and understanding of the appropriate usage
- General office procedures
- Document formatting
Prince Institute can help you gain the knowledge and specialized legal transcriptionist skills in as little as one year. Choose the learning method that fits your needs:
- 100% online for 24/7 accessibility
- On site at our Southeast campus located in Montgomery, Alabama
- Mix of online and on-campus for the best of both worlds
Legal transcriptionists are required to be notary public/signing agents, and the requirement regulations varying by state. Please click here for state-specific information.
Professional Transcription Associate Degree Program
At Prince Institute, we equip our graduates with the technical skills and work habits required for entry-level positions in a wide range of industries. The demand for these skilled professionals with excellent English language skills and a proficiency in oral and written communication continues to grow.
Prince Institute’s Professional Transcription Associate Degree Program takes approximately 18 months to complete. It is designed to train students to transcribe dictations, edit with accuracy, and uphold the privacy and security of the record data.
The curriculum includes the following:
- Medical and Legal Transcription
- Technical skills including computer, transcribing equipment, and software
- Transcript editing and proofreading
- General office procedures
- Professional ethics and etiquette
Prince students are placed in internship programs prior to graduation to gain the valuable on-the-job experience employers demand.