Aloha, OR (population: 48,328) has seven medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of Legal Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 188. It is the 3515th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Medical Transcription students from Aloha 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 4,290 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $33,420. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $40,800/yr and there are 640 employed.
Aloha lies in Washington county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.648 out of every 1000 jobs in Aloha are held by medical transcriptionists, and 4.314/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 7 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Aloha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($18,272/yr) for medical transcription students, with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aloha|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||15.7 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||82.2 miles|