Washington contains fourteen schools that offer medical transcription programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 medical transcription schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Bremerton comes out as the most expensive ($18,099/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Medical Transcription students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 10,650 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $33,190. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $37,620/yr and there are 1,880 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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