Augusta has a general population of 195,182 and an overall student population of 16,781. Approximately 5,028 of Augusta's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
The largest medical transcription school in Augusta, by student population, is Augusta Technical College. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from Augusta Technical College with credentials in medical transcription.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a medical transcription certificate in Augusta. In 2009 tuition at medical transcription schools in Augusta was $2,055 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical transcription program in Augusta.
If you plan on staying in Augusta after graduating from medical transcription school, you should know that job prospects for medical transcriptionists in Augusta, which is the most popular medical transcription profession, are good. There were 1,450 medical transcriptionists working in Georgia and 110 working in the greater Augusta area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Augusta will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Augusta is $30,070 per year, which is lower than the average for medical transcriptionists state-wide.