Iowa contains twelve schools that offer medical transcription programs. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in IA, has a total student population of 2,094 and is the 893rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 medical transcription schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Southwestern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,608/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 4,460 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $29,050. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $31,390/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, 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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