SHREWSBURY, Mass. –(Business Wire)– TRS Institute (TRSi), the nation’s leading provider of AHDI-approved online medical transcription training and speech recognition training programs, announces a limited-time seasonal pricing structure that will allow students to complete the full medical transcription training course at an accelerated pace with a substantial savings on tuition. The “Tough Times” pricing will be available to students enrolling in training now through August 31, 2010, and is intended to make the training programs more accessible to those who are unemployed and who need a new career path in a portable, high-growth field.
“We recognize that the economy is taking a toll on many people’s finances,” says CEO Peter Reilly. “We are trying to make online training more affordable for potential students to complete the medical transcription course of study and get into the job market as soon as possible.” He explains that TRSi is offering a limited-time program in which students pay a small deposit and then a flat rate of tuition by the month. While the average medical transcription training course completion is 12 months, students have the opportunity to accelerate their pace of study, completing online training in as little as 8 months, which would yield a tuition savings of more than $1,000.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 26% increase in the need for this profession over the next several years. There is currently a shortage of certified medical transcriptionists and speech recognition editors to perform the work available and, with health care reform and the move to electronic health records, this need will increase. Growing numbers of medical transcriptionists and speech recognition editors will be needed to emend patient records, edit documents from speech recognition systems, and identify discrepancies in medical reports.
TRSi (www.trsinstitute.com), which has been providing online training since 2006, is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System and is also approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). TRSi graduates are prepared to sit for the Registered Medical Transcriptionist credentialing exam administered by AHDI.