Dowagiac has a general population of 6,147 and an overall student population of 2,970. Approximately 2,970 of Dowagiac's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
The largest medical transcription school in Dowagiac, by student population, is Southwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Southwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in medical transcription.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in medical transcription from medical transcription schools in Dowagiac in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Dowagiac's medical transcription schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,447 per year in instate tuition and $14,742 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical transcription related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Dowagiac-based medical transcription schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,287.
If you plan on staying in Dowagiac after graduating from medical transcription school, you should know that job prospects for medical transcriptionists in Dowagiac, which is the most popular medical transcription profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 medical transcriptionists in Michigan were working in the greater Dowagiac area. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Dowagiac will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Dowagiac is $30,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical transcriptionists.