Maine contains three schools that offer medical transcription programs. Eastern Maine Community College, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in ME, has a total student population of 2,099 and is the 3183rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical transcription schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beal College comes out as the most expensive ($21,240/yr), with Eastern Maine Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,452/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 2,270 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $29,480. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $32,660/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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