North East, MD has thirty-five medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Drexel University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 22,493. It is the 108th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Medical Billing and Coding students from North East 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 Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 380 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $42,650. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $34,610/yr and there are 310 employed.
North East lies in Cecil county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area has 328,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,230 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in North East are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 35 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of North East, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,375/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North East|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||14.4 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||20.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||42.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||46.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||52.7 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.2 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||55.0 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||57.8 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||60.4 miles|