Sample Medical Transcription Resume: Make Your Case And Get That Medical Transcription Job Now!

Sample Medical Transcription Resume: Make Your Case and Get That Medical Transcription Job Now!


Mary Ruff King

Many medical transcriptionists want a sample medical transcription resume to follow in order to know what should be included in a resume. For those who are established in the medical transcription profession and have credibility within the medical field, here are some points to consider, followed by a sample medical transcription resume that outlines the salient information that should be included.

1) Be as succinct as possible in your medical transcription resume, and highlight what skill sets you bring to the table.

2) Limit your resume to one page. People are busy these days and often are overwhelmed due to information overload.

3) Key in on the specific skill sets being sought for this particular medical transcription position.

4) Include other vital information, such as volunteer work or supervisory/managerial positions that you’ve held while working as a medical transcriptionist.

5) Tailor your medical transcription resume to each specific job for which you are applying.


Here is a sample medical transcription resume that this author has used to land her last couple of outside medical transcription contractor jobs for orthopedic surgeons in the workers’ compensation arena. It demonstrates how to put all five points into action. (Please note that headings should be centered and bolded.)


(insert your personal contact info here, including your e-mail address)


Typing speed of 120-130 w.p.m. with 95% accuracy; good command of the English language; strong editing, grammar, and punctuation skills; ability to edit “on the fly” when taking histories and when transcribing medical reports, making paragraphs flow smoothly; and strong computer (hardware and software) skills, saving the company down time and money.


Ability to put people at ease and to establish immediate rapport; ability to control the history interview process, keeping the patient on track; and getting salient information in a timely manner, all in a congenial and empathetic way. Cooperates and works well with co-workers, willingly shares new technical and medical information. Professional, dedicated, and committed to the success of the company through collaborative efforts with others.


Good command/understanding of workers’ compensation field, thus enabling me to ask the pertinent questions that will enable the doctor to intelligently address important workers’ compensation issues (e.g., permanent disability, apportionment, and causation); over five years of experience taking patient histories (ranging from basic to complicated) on a daily basis, specializing in the field of orthopedics; and over 14 years of experience as a medical transcriptionist, historian, and medical records reviewer.


Company Name, Address, City State, Zip, Phone Number Employed From: June 19xx to 20xx Supervisor: Jane Doe

Company Name, Address, City State, Zip, Phone Number Employed From: June 19xx to 20xx Supervisor: Jane Doe

Depending on how much information and work experience you have, there may be room at the bottom of the page. If so, include this section:


Innovative, creative, proactive, energetic visionary, resourceful self-starter; practical, self-reliant, motivated problem-solver; versatile, talented trainer/teacher; organized, personable, and reliable support person with a winning attitude who takes great pride in meeting and exceeding her own definition and standard of excellence.

One last point: The very last sentence of the resume is a powerful thing if the resume has been read all the way through. You can and I have done this use that very same sentence at the TOP of the resume to grab the reader’s attention. When you do, change the heading to: SELF-ASSESSMENT STATEMENT.

Now isn’t that a powerful sample medical transcription resume? As a secondary benefit, when a medical transcription resume is this solid, this good, it will make it even easier for you to sell yourself to a prospective employer when you meet face to face because you will have all the self-confidence you need to make your case and get that medical transcription job you want now!

Mary Ruff-King also has documented a marketing technique that

medical transcriptionists

can use to find a list of specific employers (whether it be doctors, hospitals, or clinics) by location and with all contact information on her blog at

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