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States with medical transcription schools

How will your medical transcription education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the medical transcription education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 282 brick and mortar medical transcription schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had medical transcription programs were:

  1. Mercyhurst College - located in Erie, Pennsylvania
  2. Cox College - located in Springfield, Missouri
  3. NewLife Academy of Information Technology - located in East Liverpool, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010, certificates in medical transcription were earned by 1,823 students in the US. Of these students, 1,560 graduated from certificate programs in medical transcription and 263 graduated from undergraduate programs in medical transcription.


Students can pursue education in medical transcription at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Transcription
  • Certificate in Medical Transcription

The skills and/or knowledge that medical transcription students can expect to gain during the course of their medical transcription education are:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Customer Service
  • Memorization
  • English
  • Transcription


In 2010, medical transcription schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $8,803 per year. The following medical transcription schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mercyhurst College - located in Erie, Pennsylvania, students paid $24,351
  2. Spencerian College - located in Louisville, Kentucky, students paid $15,120
  3. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus - located in Davenport, Iowa, students paid $13,008

The following medical transcription schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Altamaha Technical College - located in Jesup, Georgia, students paid $2,043
  2. North Central Missouri College - located in Trenton, Missouri, students paid $2,550
  3. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, Maine, students paid $3,207

How will your medical transcription job compare?

The highest percentage of medical transcription graduates pursue careers as medical transcriptionists. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 78,780 medical transcriptionists. The largest populations of medical transcriptionists are in the following states:

  1. California - 5,620 Medical Transcriptionists
  2. Pennsylvania - 4,630 Medical Transcriptionists
  3. Texas - 4,280 Medical Transcriptionists

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for medical transcriptionists over the next few years:

  1. Nevada - 26%
  2. Utah - 25%
  3. Washington State - 24%


On average, a medical transcriptionist earns a salary of $32,083 per year in the US. However, factors such as your exact job description, location, or location can cause the salary for a medical transcriptionist to vary greatly. Approximately 10 percent of medical transcriptionists earn less than $15,330 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $74,900 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a medical transcriptionist:

  1. Alaska - $44,130 per year
  2. California - $42,410 per year
  3. Washington DC - $41,930 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for medical transcriptionists are:

  1. Oklahoma - $27,460 per year
  2. West Virginia - $27,900 per year
  3. Alabama - $28,120 per year

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medical transcription?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Medical Transcriptionists 78,780 $33,530 -12.8%