Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two medical billing and coding schools within its city limits. MCed Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 438. It is the 1716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are ** employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $28,260. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $33,940/yr and there are 330 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by medical records and health information technicians, and **/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical billing and coding schools in Fresno, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald College-Fresno comes out as the most expensive ($16,315/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with MCed Career College as the lowest, reported at only $15,462/yr.
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