Medford, OR (population: 75,182) has one medical transcription school within its city limits. Abdill Career College Inc has a total student population of 114. It is the 3711th highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Medical Transcription students from Medford 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 Medford area alone, there are 540 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $30,250. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $33,370/yr and there are 100 employed.
Medford lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Medford area has 77,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.29/hr average worker wage, and a $38,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.269 out of every 1000 jobs in Medford are held by medical transcriptionists, and 6.924/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abdill Career College Inc ends up costing a student $20,814/yr.