Grand Rapids has a general population of 197,800 and an overall student population of 38,883. Approximately 11,507 of Grand Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Grand Rapids's largest medical transcription school is Davenport University. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Davenport University with credentials in medical transcription.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,266 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical transcription program in Grand Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,300 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Rapids-based medical transcription schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,506.
After graduating with your credentials in medical transcription, if you decide to work as a medical transcriptionist in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,920 medical transcriptionists in Michigan, 270 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. Grand Rapids's medical transcriptionist workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Grand Rapids is $33,750 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical transcriptionists.