Fountain Valley, CA (population: 56,133) has thirteen medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Platt College-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 398. It is the 1096th highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical Transcription students from Fountain Valley 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 7,710 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $31,670. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $41,880/yr and there are 410 employed.
Fountain Valley lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fountain Valley are held by medical transcriptionists, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 13 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Fountain Valley, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-Ontario comes out as the most expensive ($42,283/yr) for medical transcription students, with Grossmont College as the lowest, reported at only $3,021/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fountain Valley|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||3.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||4.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||8.3 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||13.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||15.1 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||15.9 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||16.2 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||18.6 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||19.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||21.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||21.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||23.6 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||23.8 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||29.0 miles|