Cedar Rapids has a total population of 120,758 and a student population of 22,330. Of these students, 18,254 are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
The largest medical transcription school in Cedar Rapids, by student population, is Kirkwood Community College. In 2010, Kirkwood Community College graduated approximately 3 students from its medical transcription program.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in medical transcription from medical transcription schools in Cedar Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical transcription schools in Cedar Rapids was $3,330 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,410 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical transcription program in Cedar Rapids.
Many medical transcription graduates choose to work as medical transcriptionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cedar Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 medical transcriptionists in Iowa were working in the greater Cedar Rapids area. Cedar Rapids's medical transcriptionist workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
As a medical transcriptionist in Cedar Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,640 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical transcriptionists in the state.