Roseburg, OR has four medical transcription schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Abdill Career College Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, 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 Roseburg 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 Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 360 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $28,490. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $25,700/yr and there are 70 employed.
Roseburg lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 58,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $17.17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,710 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.165 out of every 1000 jobs in Roseburg are held by medical transcriptionists, and 6.029/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 4 medical transcription schools with a 100-mile radius of Roseburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abdill Career College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,814/yr) for medical transcription students, with Linn-Benton Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,982/yr.