South Dakota contains three schools that offer medical transcription programs. Western Dakota Technical Institute, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in SD, has a total student population of 1,152 and is the 3669th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical transcription schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
Medical Transcription students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 1,000 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $25,190. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $28,410/yr and there are 780 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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