West Virginia contains seven schools that offer medical transcription programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking medical transcription school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 medical transcription schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Opportunities Industrialization Center-North Central West Virginia comes out as the most expensive ($14,562/yr), with Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $2,720/yr.
Medical Transcription students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 3,150 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $22,510. Medical transcriptionists in this state earn $25,530/yr and there are 790 employed.
Also, within the medical transcription schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical transcription, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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