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Medical Transcription in Illinois

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Schools Offering Medical Transcription Programs in Illinois

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Illinois graduates receive certificates in medical transcription. That means an estimated 240 medical transcriptionists graduate from Illinois' 26 medical transcription schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical transcription program is Rend Lake College. Rend Lake College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Ina. 28 students graduated with a certificate in medical transcription from Rend Lake College in 2010. Tuition at Rend Lake College was $2,550 per year.

Kaskaskia College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical transcription program. It is located in Centralia. In 2010, Kaskaskia College graduated 4 students from its medical transcription program. Students at Kaskaskia College paid $2,816 per year in tuition fees.

Midstate College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical transcription program. It is located in Peoria. 0 students graduated with certificate in medical transcription from Midstate College in 2010. The tuition rate at Midstate College was $13,200 per year.


Tuition at Illinois' medical transcription schools ranges from $13,560 per year to $2,400 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,071 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois medical transcription schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Rasmussen College-Illinois - located in Rockford, students are charged $13,560 per year
  2. Midstate College - located in Peoria, students are charged $13,200 per year
  3. MacCormac College - located in Chicago, students are charged $12,960 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois medical transcription schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. Rend Lake College - located in Ina, students are charged $2,550 per year

A medical transcription certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of medical transcription graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a medical transcriptionist. Illinois had 3,570 medical transcriptionists in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of medical transcriptionists are:

  1. Cook County - 2,020 medical transcriptionists
  2. Edwards County - 200 medical transcriptionists
  3. Lake County - 170 medical transcriptionists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,140 medical transcriptionists will be working in Illinois state. This would require the number of medical transcriptionists to grow by 10%.


On average, medical transcriptionists earn $33,830 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois medical transcriptionists earned as little as less than $19,830 per year or as much as more than $47,740 per year. A medical transcriptionist in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Menard County - $35,600 per year
  2. Champaign County - $35,230 per year
  3. Marshall County - $35,090 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for medical transcriptionists are:

  1. Edwards County - $29,010 per year
  2. Adams County - $29,120 per year
  3. Clark County - $29,180 per year

More Information

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  • Certificate in Medical Transcription in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Transcriptionists 3,570 $33,830 15.2%

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