Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has three medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Delta Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 606. It is the 2361st highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Jonesboro schools who go on to become medical billing and coding specialists, medical billing specialists, medical administrators, medical secretaries, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880. Also, Emergency medical technicians and paramedics make on average $33,020 per year and there are about 217,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Jonesboro area alone, there are 140 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $33,720. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $29,370/yr and there are 60 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 3/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 3 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($22,995/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Black River Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,517/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|