Great Bend, KS has one medical transcription school within its city limits. Barton County Community College has a total student population of 4,237. It is the 4026th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Transcription students from Great Bend 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 920 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $22,760. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $27,920/yr and there are 340 employed.
Great Bend lies in Barton county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.762 out of every 1000 jobs in Great Bend are held by medical transcriptionists, and 2.065/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Barton County Community College ends up costing a student $9,108/yr.