Spokane, WA (population: 204,424) has one medical transcription school within its city limits. Spokane Community College has a total student population of 7,445. It is the 4886th highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Medical Transcription students from Spokane 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 Spokane area alone, there are 780 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $30,100. Medical transcriptionists in this area earn $34,490/yr and there are 190 employed.
Spokane lies in Spokane county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Spokane area has 203,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.72/hr average worker wage, and a $41,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.934 out of every 1000 jobs in Spokane are held by medical transcriptionists, and 3.834/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spokane Community College ends up costing a student $7,422/yr.