Virginia contains eight schools that offer medical transcription programs. Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in VA, has a total student population of 1,041 and is the 488th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 medical transcription schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,953/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 9,930 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $29,830. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $31,560/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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