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Medical Scribes

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Medical scribes are employed by large medical facilities, hospitals, medical centers, and clinics. However, small medical practices and physicians maintaining individual practices may also employ medical scribes. As there is no federal or state monitoring of medical scribes, and no licensing or reporting requirements for medical scribes or their employers, the number of scribes working in the United States can only be estimated. According to the Department of Labor, there are 215,500 medical records and health information technicians, 58,000 medical transcriptionists, and 686,600 medical assistants employed in the United States, including medical scribes.

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