Medical Scribes are certainly the new buzz in many parts of the country, and making their way into the Midwest! We are halfway through our 2nd accelerated class and we look forward to sharing more information soon. In the meantime, so many inquiries are coming in about what the salary and future looks like, as well as a good job description.
“There are many different jobs that can be done within the medical field. One such job is that of a medical scribe. A medical scribe is similar to a medical transcriptionist and a medical assistant rolled into one. You will be working side by side with a physician.
As a medical scribe, your main job will be to follow the doctor side by side and work with him to document all the procedures and interactions that the doctor has with the patient. In essence, they are a personal assistant to the doctor. The number one job of a medical scribe is to transcribe all that is happening into the medical records using a WOW or workstation on wheels system. This is wheeled around with the scribe so that they can document everything accurately into the medical records of the patient. This makes the medical records more accurate and allows the doctor to provide a higher level of care and attention to the patient. A scribe may also assist the doctor by ordering labs and other types of studies as ordered by the doctor. They will also notify the doctor when studies and labs are complete. They also provide discharge and admit orders for the patient.
Medical Scribe Salary:
The average medical scribe salary is about $12 an hour or $33,000 a year. This will depend on several factors such as the type of facility that you work in, the area that you work and even the amount of experience you have in a job. The starting medical scribe salary is around $22,000 an hour or about $10 an hour. The amount that you make will increase with the level of your work and also the more experience that you have. Highly trained and educated medical scribes can make as much as $46,300 a year. This is the same as an hourly medical scribe salary of $13 an hour. The medical scribe wage can also vary depending on the area of the United States that you live in. The best states to work out of that offer the highest medical scribe income are Texas, California and Florida.”