Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has three medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas Northeastern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 1,914. It is the 5201st highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Medical Transcription students from Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro area alone, there are 110 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $23,630. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $33,330/yr and there are 40 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by medical transcriptionists, and 2/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 3 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas Northeastern College comes out as the most expensive ($6,552/yr) for medical transcription students, with Black River Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,517/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|