There are currently an estimated 57,400 medical transcriptionists in the United States. The medical transcriptionist job market is expected to shrink by -3.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are medical transcriptionists?

CareerExplorer rates medical transcriptionists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 3,100 medical transcriptionists. That number is based on the retirement of 5,000 existing medical transcriptionists.

What’s the supply of medical transcriptionists?

The medical transcriptionist industry is concentrated in Florida, Texas, California

Medical Transcriptionist job market by state

State Name Employed Medical Transcriptionists
Florida 6,620
Texas 5,150
California 4,990
Ohio 2,250
Virginia 2,200
Illinois 2,110
Pennsylvania 2,100
Michigan 1,950
New York 1,750
Georgia 1,710
Missouri 1,660
Wisconsin 1,620
Washington 1,280
Tennessee 1,250
Oregon 1,220
Indiana 1,060
Minnesota 1,050
New Jersey 1,030
Arizona 1,000
North Carolina 990
Kentucky 930
Kansas 870
Louisiana 780
Maryland 740
Massachusetts 700
Colorado 690
South Carolina 640
Connecticut 630
Iowa 600
Idaho 530
South Dakota 520
Alabama 480
Arkansas 470
Utah 420
Nevada 420
Nebraska 410
West Virginia 410
Oklahoma 350
New Hampshire 270
Mississippi 250
North Dakota 240
Hawaii 230
Montana 200
Maine 160
Puerto Rico 160
Delaware 140
Rhode Island 130
Vermont 120
Alaska 110
Wyoming 70
District of Columbia 50