Medical Transcription Editing Supplement
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Medical Transcription Editing Supplement Program FAQs

Get answers to the most common and important questions about wigning up in the Medical Transcription Editor Supplement program at Career Step. Our FAQs section provides answers to help you make an informed decision about your training.

What is the difference between the Medical Transcription Editor and the Medical Transcription Editor Supplement programs?

Career Step has developed two Medical Transcription Editor programs to provide speech recognition training that meets the needs of both new learners and already-trained medical transcriptionists.

The full Medical Transcription Editor program is a career-focused course designed for learners without medical transcription knowledge and skills. This course prepares them for a career as a medical transcriptionist or a medical transcription editor.

The Medical Transcription Editor Supplemental program is designed for those who already have a solid foundation of medical transcription knowledge and skills. This program focuses solely on the specialized speech recognition editing skill set. We strongly recommend you take our short Medical Transcription Editor Skills Evaluation exam before deciding if the supplemental program is the best option for you.

Do I need any prior qualifications to take the Medical Transcription Editor Supplement program?

The Medical Transcription Editor Supplement program assumes that you have a solid foundation of medical transcription knowledge and skills. We strongly recommend you take our short Medical Transcription Editor Skills Evaluation exam to assess whether you are a candidate for this supplemental program.

How is the Career Step Medical Transcription Editor Supplement program structured?

The Career Step program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the program at a pace that fits your busy lifestyle. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, and is designed to help you gain the practical experience you need to expand your resume in just a few weeks.

What type of support does Career Step offer?

Career Step's support has several levels and is designed to ensure that you're not alone as you work through the online course.

  • Support Trainers and Advisors have professional experience in the industry and provide timely answers to questions about the program material.

  • Technical Support Advisors are available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

How much practice dictation is included in the programs?

There are 16 hours of real-life doctor dictations included in the Career Step training program. This dictation provides you the opportunity to work hands-on with speech recognition files from a variety of medical specialties. This practicum section of the course includes training with M*Modal speech recognition software.

How long does it take to finish the course?

The Medical Transcription Editor supplement program offers 107 hours of training, including 16 hours of real-life dictation in the practicum section. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study at a pace your busy lifestyle allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other learners.

Everyone who signs up in a Career Step training program receives an initial 4-month period of access.

What computer specifications are required to complete the course?

We recommend the following computer system specifications:


  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
  • Available USB port


  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader


  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
Note: The Medical Transcription Editor Supplement course includes a third party software tool that makes the training only compatible with Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x., or 9.x.