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31-9094.00 Medical Transcriptionists
  • Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines.
  • Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections and for inclusion in patients' medical records.
  • Review and edit transcribed reports or dictated material for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and proper medical terminology.
  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports, such as patient histories, physical examinations, emergency room visits, operations, chart reviews, consultation, or discharge summaries.
  • Distinguish between homonyms and recognize inconsistencies and mistakes in medical terms, referring to dictionaries, drug references, and other sources on anatomy, physiology, and medicine.
  • Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms to ensure the accuracy of patient and health care facility records.
  • Produce medical reports, correspondence, records, patient-care information, statistics, medical research, and administrative material.
  • Identify mistakes in reports and check with doctors to obtain the correct information.
  • Perform data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.
  • Perform a variety of clerical and office tasks, such as handling incoming and outgoing mail, completing and submitting insurance claims, typing, filing, or operating office machines.
  • Decide which information should be included or excluded in reports.
  • Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors.
29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
  • Transcribe medical reports.
  • Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.
31-9099.01 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Bright Outlook
  • Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients' performance or assess program quality.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or other visual displays to communicate clients' performance information.
31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians Bright Outlook
  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.

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