||Andrews School||Penn Foster||Meditec||Ashworth||Academy of Medical Professionals||Stratford Career Institute||MTACC|
|Cost (tuition, shipping, admin fees, etc.) BEFORE discounts||$2,995||$3,800||$673||$2,795||$698||$2,600||$1,089||$4,995|
|Discounts||Monthly promos or 5% off with 3 payment plan, Military||None found||Save $54 if pay-in-full or $14 with monthly autopay||Vary||Save $140 if pay-in-full||Save $200 if pay-in-full||Promotions vary||Promotions vary|
|Time to Complete||4-12 months (570 hours)||12 months||up to 2 years||12 months (400 hours)||6 months||8-10 months||6-12 months||9-12 months|
|Student Support||Phone, email, chat, forums||Phone, forums||Phone- Weekdays only||Email, phone (must be scheduled)||Email, phone, online||Message board||Phone, email||Phone, email|
|Graduate Support||Employment directories, resume prep, access to help hotline||Resume prep, graduate mentor||Resume prep||List job openings online||Online career service powered by CareerBuilder||Posts some openings on message board||Resume prep, employment directories, post job openings when employers request|
|Prerequisites||High School Diploma, GED||Pass MT Screening Test, 45 WPM with 80% accuracy||High School Diploma, GED||Medical Terminology||None||Age 18, High School Diploma or GED, 35 WPM, Microsoft Word||None||Age 18|
|Typing Skills/Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Medical Records Formatting|
|Practice with real Doctor dictation|
|Medical Transcription Editing||Some|
|Website- for more information||CareerStep||Andrews
Data as of July 2016. Data was compiled from information provided on each schools' website as well as through email correspondence. Please visit the school's website for the most up to date information.
To see how scoring was calculated, see scoring.