Ottumwa has a general population of 24,998 and an overall student population of 5,203. Approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Of the 1 medical transcription schools in Ottumwa, the largest medical transcription school, by student population, is Indian Hills Community College. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Indian Hills Community College with credentials in medical transcription.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in medical transcription from medical transcription schools in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ottumwa medical transcription schools was an average of $14,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,416 for medical transcription related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many medical transcription graduates choose to work as medical transcriptionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are average. There were 2,210 medical transcriptionists working in Iowa and 200 working in the greater Ottumwa area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa is $29,460 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical transcriptionists.