Naples, FL has six medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dade Medical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 99. It is the 1489th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Transcription students from Naples 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 Naples-Marco Island area alone, there are 420 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $34,940. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $33,840/yr and there are 50 employed.
Naples lies in Collier county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Naples-Marco Island area has 114,500 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Naples are held by medical transcriptionists, and 4/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 6 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Naples, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dade Medical College comes out as the most expensive ($30,282/yr) for medical transcription students, with Robert Morgan Educational Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,196/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Naples|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||13.7 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||33.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||36.7 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||39.7 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||61.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||93.8 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||95.7 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||97.0 miles|