Alabama contains four schools that offer medical transcription programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical transcription schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Auburn University Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,157/yr), with Snead State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,886/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Alabama schools who go on to become medical transcriptionists, medical assistants, medical billing specialists, medical secretaries, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 82,810 people working as medical transcriptionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,350. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 6,680 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $24,670. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $28,340/yr and there are 1,300 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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