MBTI® Test ISFP Medical Transcriptionists

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Realistic (CR) (GOT)

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Specific occupations match well with distinct Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality types, such as Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (MBTI test ISFP) types, whom are generally a good fit as medical transcriptionists. Myers-Briggs test ISFP’s are adept at learning quickly, completing tasks on time, forming connections, and working toward combating an immediate problem. Furthermore, they enjoy spending their time helping others, making them particularly good in this role.

Medical transcriptionists perform tasks integral to the medical diagnostic and operating process. They give voice to the notes and observations compiled by physicians and surgeons, helping to make sure that accurate diagnoses and dosages are given. Medical transcriptionists not only write up the dictations provided by healthcare professionals at all stages of clinical care, but they also create and edit the reports that systematically help the medical operation run smoothly. In addition, they support other staff by handling miscellaneous clerical duties, including processing incoming and outgoing mail, maintaining patient records, uploading scan images, and more. They may also assist with screening telephone calls, answering emails, or providing customer service to patients and visitors alike.

On any given day, a medical transcriptionist might use shorthand, a transcribing machine, or a stenotype machine to write out a record of an audible recording. These recordings could be anything from patient histories and discharge summaries to chart reviews and consultations. They would write out various abbreviations and terminology that the medical professional shortened for the sake of time. Furthermore, transcriptionists could also work on developing or maintaining medical databases to ensure that they are accurate and up-to-date.

To excel at these tasks, a medical transcriptionist should have great listening skills, as well as abstract reading comprehension (able to decipher medical jargon and infer what the doctor is saying). They should have an exceptional knowledge of computers and transcription technology, as well as information related to the medical and dental field.

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Becoming a medical transcriptionist usually involves some college education, but not necessarily a specific degree. It does, however, require a distinct attention to detail and the ability to work independently. This occupation also requires the ability to conquer stress and criticism, as any mistakes will be addressed upfront due to the highly sensitive nature of the work field. In addition, it does require a level of familiarity with many kinds of computers, postage meters, telephones, and other communication devices, as well as email and word processing software, medical software (e.g., Misys Healthcare Systems Software, MedQuist DocQment Enterprise Platform, etc.), voice recognition software, and more.

Below are some employment trends for Medical Transcriptionist:

  • Median wage: $16.05 hourly, $33,380 annually
  • Employment: 58,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 7,700

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)