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Medical Transcription Schools in Pennsylvania

There are 12 Pennsylvania schools offering medical transcription programs. In 2010, 122 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania medical transcription schools. 105 of all these students graduated with certificates and 17 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

100 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in medical transcription, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of students who schools in the United States graduate from medical transcription programs. Specifically, 105 students graduated with medical transcription certificates and 17 with a degree at the associate's level.

12 medical transcription schools are in this state. And out of these, while seven schools are private, five schools are public. Tuition at a public medical transcription school varies from $2,700 to $3,870, while tuition at a private medical transcription school varies from $6,350 to $23,478.

Average tuition for programs in medical transcription is $5,091. While the highest tuition for medical transcription programs, which is $23,478 every year, is at Fortis Institute-Scranton, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,700 per year, is at Westmoreland County Community College.

Pennsylvania schools offer certificates and associates degrees for medical transcription students.

Medical Transcription Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

100 students graduate from programs in Pennsylvania in medical transcription, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of students who schools in the United States graduate from medical transcription programs. Specifically, 105 students graduated with medical transcription certificates and 17 with a degree at the associate's level.

Medical Transcription Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 74
  • Certificate 2007: 71
  • Certificate 2008: 67
  • Certificate 2009: 89
  • Certificate 2010: 105
  • Associate 2006: 16
  • Associate 2007: 12
  • Associate 2008: 11
  • Associate 2009: 9
  • Associate 2010: 17

Medical Transcription Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania schools offer a total of 13 medical transcription programs. Of these programs, 69.2% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Medical Transcription Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 4

Medical Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Medical Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21490
  • 25th Percentile: 25150
  • Median: 29820
  • 75th Percentile: 35470
  • 90th Percentile: 41800

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21090
  • 25th Percentile: 24570
  • Median: 30340
  • 75th Percentile: 39770
  • 90th Percentile: 50410

Medical Transcriptionists — Salary by Percentile

Medical Transcriptionists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22460
  • 25th Percentile: 27280
  • Median: 32730
  • 75th Percentile: 39010
  • 90th Percentile: 44880

Medical Secretaries — Employment Trend

Medical Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26600
  • Median Salary 2007: 27040
  • Median Salary 2008: 28160
  • Median Salary 2009: 29140
  • Median Salary 2010: 29820
  • Total Employed 2006: 19500
  • Total Employed 2007: 19550
  • Total Employed 2008: 19510
  • Total Employed 2009: 18100
  • Total Employed 2010: 17510

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Employment Trend

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28540
  • Median Salary 2007: 29020
  • Median Salary 2008: 29240
  • Median Salary 2009: 29610
  • Median Salary 2010: 30340
  • Total Employed 2006: 7460
  • Total Employed 2007: 7620
  • Total Employed 2008: 7560
  • Total Employed 2009: 8070
  • Total Employed 2010: 7470

Medical Transcriptionists — Employment Trend

Medical Transcriptionists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27790
  • Median Salary 2007: 29220
  • Median Salary 2008: 30290
  • Median Salary 2009: 31790
  • Median Salary 2010: 32730
  • Total Employed 2006: 4930
  • Total Employed 2007: 5140
  • Total Employed 2008: 5010
  • Total Employed 2009: 4910
  • Total Employed 2010: 4630

Pennsylvania vs National Medical Transcription Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Medical Transcription Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 3.951% (29610)

Medical Transcription Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. Bidwell Training Center Inc

1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 323-4000

Bidwell Training Center Inc is a 2-year institution, founded in 1968. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA. It offers nine certificates and one associates level degree to students. 211 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at this vocational school in 2010. This school offers subjects such as healthcare administration and healthcare management. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits this school. This school is one of 106 vocational schools in Pennsylvania.

2. The Newport Business Institute - Lower Burrell

945 Greensburg Rd
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
(724) 339-0455x17

The Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell is in the suburbs of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and it offers one medical transcription program. Overall, 81 students pursue degrees in 18 Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell programs.

3. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 346-2100

Founded in 1929, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is a 2-year institution. This school is in the suburbs of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. This school offers subjects including computer networking and automotive technology. Students are offered nine certificates and three degrees at the associates level by this school. In 2010, 285 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at this school. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits this school.

4. Fortis Institute - Forty Fort

166 Slocum Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704-2936
(570) 288-8400

Fortis Institute-Forty Fort is in the suburbs of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania and this school offers one medical transcription program. Overall, 434 students pursue degrees in 11 Fortis Institute-Forty Fort programs. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription.

5. The Erie Business Center - New Castle

170 Cascade Galleria
New Castle, PA 16101-3950
(724) 658-9066

The Erie Business Center-New Castle offers one program in medical transcription. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

6. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 262-6400

Founded in 1993, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a public 2-year institution. This college is in the suburbs of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Students are offered 12 certificates and 29 associates level degrees by it. 1,942 students sought degrees from the 37 programs at this college in 2010. This college offers subjects including law enforcement and hotel management. This community college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This public college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

7. Westmoreland County Community College

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
(724) 925-4000

Westmoreland County Community College offers one medical transcription program and it is located in the suburbs of Youngwood, Pennsylvania. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription programs.

8. The Douglas Education Center

130 7th St
Monessen, PA 15062
(724) 684-3684

Founded in 1904, the Douglas Education Center is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Monessen, Pennsylvania. It offers students five certificates and eight degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 338 students sought degrees from the 12 programs at this school. This vocational school offers subjects including business administration and art. This very small school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This vocational school is one of 106 vocational schools in Pennsylvania.

9. Fortis Institute - Scranton

517 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18509-2903
(570) 558-1818x1911

Fortis Institute-Scranton is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in medical transcription. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription in terms of programs.

10. The Indiana County Technology Center

441 Hamill Rd
Indiana, PA 15701-1465
(724) 349-6700

Founded in 1980, the Indiana County Technology Center is a public institution. This school, which is very close to Indiana, Pennsylvania, is in a rural setting. This school offers 21 certificates to students. 118 students pursued degrees from the 21 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including medical assisting and practical nursing. The Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education accredits this vocational school. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

11. The Tri-State Business Institute

5757 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506-1013
(814) 838-7673

The Tri-State Business Institute is located in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania and this school offers one medical transcription program. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription in terms of programs.

12. The Erie Business Center - Erie

246 W Ninth St
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 456-7504

The Erie Business Center-Erie offers one medical transcription program and it is in the center of Erie. This very small school is one of 106 vocational schools in Pennsylvania. It is the oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in medical transcription.

13. Mercyhurst College

501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2000

Mercyhurst College offers one medical transcription program and this school, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Erie, PA. 4,388 students seek degrees in 103 Mercyhurst College programs, overall. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription.

14. Bucks County Community College

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

Founded in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Newtown, Pennsylvania. It offers subjects such as computer science, chemistry, and liberal arts. It offers 44 certificates and 62 associates level degrees to students. 10,800 students pursued degrees from the 80 programs at this college in 2010. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this college. This community college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

15. Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College is in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in medical transcription. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. This community college is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription.

16. Reading Area Community College

10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603-1706
(610) 372-4721

Reading Area Community College offers one program in medical transcription and this college is located in the center of Reading. It is a public 2-year institution.

17. Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College, which is very close to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is in a rural setting and this college offers one medical transcription program. Overall, 8,101 students seek degrees in 107 programs at this college. This community college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering medical transcription programs.

18. Luzerne County Community College

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
(570) 740-0200

Luzerne County Community College is in the suburbs of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. It offers two programs in medical transcription. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in medical transcription by it and one medical transcription degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. This college ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.