With an overall population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514, approximately 12,217 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Salem's largest medical transcription school is Chemeketa Community College. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its medical transcription program.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in medical transcription in Salem in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical transcription schools in Salem was $3,510 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical transcription related books and supplies every year.
Many medical transcription graduates choose to work as medical transcriptionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,590 medical transcriptionists in Oregon, 110 were working in the greater Salem area. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Salem will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Salem is $35,990 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical transcriptionists.