Creston has a general population of 7,597 and an overall student population of 1,680. Approximately 1,680 of Creston's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Southwestern Community College is the largest medical transcription school in Creston, based on student population. In 2010, Southwestern Community College graduated approximately 1 students from its medical transcription program.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a medical transcription certificate in Creston. If you decide to attend one of Creston's medical transcription schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,210 per year in instate tuition and $11,005 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,155 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical transcription program in Creston. And if you live on campus at one of the Creston-based medical transcription schools, you will have an added expense of $4,900 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,695.
If you plan on staying in Creston after graduating from medical transcription school, you should know that job prospects for medical transcriptionists in Creston, which is the most popular medical transcription profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 32 medical transcriptionists in Iowa were working in the greater Creston area. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Creston will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Creston is $28,970 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical transcriptionists.