Massachusetts contains three schools that offer medical transcription programs. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in MA, has a total student population of 13,602 and is the 1862nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical transcription schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Massachusetts-Lowell comes out as the most expensive ($13,340/yr), with Bristol Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,151/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 12,770 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $34,490. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $42,880/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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