Blaine, MN (population: 56,366) has twelve medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Minnesota School of Business, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 544. It is the 2934th highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical Transcription students from Blaine 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 5,390 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $34,140. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $37,640/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Blaine lies in Anoka county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.787 out of every 1000 jobs in Blaine are held by medical transcriptionists, and 3.115/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 12 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Blaine, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-St Cloud comes out as the most expensive ($19,836/yr) for medical transcription students, with Chippewa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,381/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blaine|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||8.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||11.4 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||16.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||16.8 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||16.9 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||20.1 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||20.1 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||23.7 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||25.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||47.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||53.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||69.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||80.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.5 miles|