Iowa contains two schools that offer medical office programs. Kaplan University, the highest-ranking medical office school in IA, has a total student population of 71,011 and is the 2861st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical office schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Western Iowa Tech Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,768/yr.
Medical Office students from Iowa schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 1,460 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $36,670. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $77,630/yr and there are 3,880 employed.
Also, within the medical office schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical office, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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