Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two medical billing and coding schools within its city limits. Fisher College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 1,593. It is the 3209th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 2,860 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $37,350. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $41,050/yr and there are 3,120 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.850 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.695/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical billing and coding schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fisher College comes out as the most expensive ($23,222/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|