Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four medical transcription schools within its city limits. Texas School of Business Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 1,206. It is the 2796th highest ranked school in the USA and the 129th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Transcription students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 9,580 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $27,680. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $34,180/yr and there are 1,020 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.398 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by medical transcriptionists, and 3.735/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 4 medical transcription schools in Houston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas School of Business East Inc comes out as the most expensive ($22,689/yr) for medical transcription students, with Professional Careers Institute as the lowest, reported at only $14,106/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|