As of March 2007, graduates of selected medical transcription training programs now have access to registered apprenticeship programs, as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now declared medical transcription to be an apprenticeable profession – the first step in establishing a national apprenticeship program. The Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services approved the application for apprenticeability determination submitted by the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) along with the Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), formerly American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT).
The Registered Apprenticeship Program, sponsored by the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA), will offer structured on-the-job learning and related technical instruction for qualified medical transcriptionists entering the profession. The two associations, along with the Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, are finalizing program details.
Click here to read the entire press release Medical Transcription Recognized as an apprenticeable occupation by the U.S. Department of Labor or visit MTIA’s workforce development page for more information.