Sweetwater has a total population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689. Of these students, 1,689 are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Sweetwater's largest medical transcription school is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Medical Transcription program at Texas State Technical College-West Texas.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a medical transcription certificate from one of Sweetwater's medical transcription schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sweetwater medical transcription schools was an average of $20,691 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,641 for medical transcription related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
Many medical transcription graduates choose to work as medical transcriptionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sweetwater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 5,470 medical transcriptionists in Texas, 90 were working in the greater Sweetwater area. The government projects that the number of medical transcriptionists in Sweetwater will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in Sweetwater is $23,200 per year, which is lower than the average for medical transcriptionists state-wide.