Hampton, VA (population: 147,560) has one hundred and seventy-six medical transcription schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical transcription program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio.
Medical Transcription students from Hampton 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 3,390 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $26,620. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $30,730/yr and there are 530 employed.
Hampton lies in Hampton county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.715 out of every 1000 jobs in Hampton are held by medical transcriptionists, and 4.607/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 176 medical transcription schools with a 500-mile radius of Hampton, only 5 have 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) for medical transcription students, with Community Services Division-Alliance City as the lowest, reported at only $1,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hampton|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||12.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||25.5 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||66.6 miles|