Chicago has a general population of 2,896,016 and an overall student population of 250,121. Approximately 151 of Chicago's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
The largest medical transcription school in Chicago, by student population, is MacCormac College. In 2010, MacCormac College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in medical transcription.
In 2009 tuition at medical transcription schools in Chicago was $12,960 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for medical transcription related books and supplies each year.
Many medical transcription graduates choose to work as medical transcriptionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicago, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 3,760 medical transcriptionists in Illinois. Of these medical transcriptionists, 2,020 were working in the greater Chicago area. By the year 2018, the number of medical transcriptionists is expected to increase by 10% in Chicago. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Chicago is $34,490 per year, which is higher than the average for medical transcriptionists state-wide.