Fort Dodge has a total population of 25,136 and a student population of 6,033. Of these students, 5,905 are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Fort Dodge's largest medical transcription school is Iowa Central Community College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Iowa Central Community College with credentials in medical transcription.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in medical transcription in Fort Dodge in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Dodge's medical transcription schools was $12,665 per year for instate students and $14,405 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical transcription program in Fort Dodge. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,975 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Dodge-based medical transcription schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
After graduating with your credentials in medical transcription, if you decide to work as a medical transcriptionist in Fort Dodge, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 2,210 medical transcriptionists in Iowa, 110 were working in the greater Fort Dodge area. The number of medical transcriptionists in Fort Dodge is expected 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 Fort Dodge, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical transcriptionists in the state.