There are schools offering medical transcription training in Arkansas!
Schools Offering Medical Transcription Programs in Arkansas
Each year, roughly 0.1% of Arkansas students graduate with certificates in medical transcription. That means an estimated 52 medical transcriptionists graduate from Arkansas' 11 medical transcription schools each year.
Arkansas Tech University, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a medical transcription program. It is located in Russellville. In 2010, no students graduated from Arkansas Tech University's medical transcription program. Tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $4,804 per year.
The second-ranked school in Arkansas with a medical transcription program is Southern Arkansas University Tech, which is located in Camden. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. The tuition rate at Southern Arkansas University Tech was $3,270 per year.
North Arkansas College, which is located in Harrison, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a medical transcription program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. Students at North Arkansas College paid $1,536 per year in tuition fees.
If you choose to attend a Arkansas medical transcription school, average tuition will be $2,462 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,536 per year to $4,804 per year. In 2010, the following Arkansas medical transcription schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Arkansas Tech University - located in Russellville, students are charged $4,804 per year
- Southern Arkansas University Tech - located in Camden, students are charged $3,270 per year
- Pulaski Technical College - located in North Little Rock, students are charged $2,840 per year
The medical transcription schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arkansas were:
- North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
- Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year
- Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas - located in De Queen, students are charged $1,780 per year
A medical transcription certificate from an Arkansas school... what next?
Most people who graduate from medical transcription school in Arkansas go on to work as a medical transcriptionist. Arkansas had 770 medical transcriptionists in 2010. The Arkansas counties with the largest populations of medical transcriptionists are:
- Faulkner County - 300 medical transcriptionists
- Crawford County - 110 medical transcriptionists
- Benton County - 80 medical transcriptionists
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,080 medical transcriptionists will be working in Arkansas state. This would require the number of medical transcriptionists to grow by 15%.
On average, medical transcriptionists earn $29,210 per year. In 2010, however, some Arkansas medical transcriptionists earned as little as less than $17,360 per year or as much as more than $71,450 per year. On average a medical transcriptionist earns the most in the following Arkansas counties:
- Craighead County - $34,890 per year
- Garland County - $33,830 per year
- Crawford County - $30,610 per year
The following counties in Arkansas have the lowest average salaries for medical transcriptionists:
- Baxter County - $24,280 per year
- Arkansas County - $25,230 per year
- Clay County - $26,030 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in medical transcription and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as administrative assisting or health information.
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- Certificate in Medical Transcription in Arkansas
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