Sparks, NV (population: 91,721) has forty-five medical transcription schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. TechSkills of Sacramento, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 109. It is the 910th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical Transcription students from Sparks 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 Reno-Sparks area alone, there are 760 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $34,540. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $41,180/yr and there are 110 employed.
Sparks lies in Washoe county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Reno-Sparks area has 199,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.92/hr average worker wage, and a $41,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.537 out of every 1000 jobs in Sparks are held by medical transcriptionists, and 3.791/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 45 medical transcription schools with a 500-mile radius of Sparks, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for medical transcription students, with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest, reported at only $1,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sparks|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||27.0 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||44.0 miles|