Neosho, MO has four medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cox College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 497. It is the 762nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Transcription students from Neosho 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 Joplin area alone, there are 300 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $25,340. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $30,850/yr and there are 110 employed.
Neosho lies in Newton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.379 out of every 1000 jobs in Neosho are held by medical transcriptionists, and 3.956/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 4 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Neosho, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cox College comes out as the most expensive ($16,437/yr) for medical transcription students, with Neosho County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,444/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Neosho|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||48.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||69.7 miles|