Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two medical billing and coding schools within its city limits. Pinnacle Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 555. It is the 3708th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,980 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $33,680. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $33,960/yr and there are 1,620 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.644 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 2.000/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical billing and coding schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,163/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Pinnacle Career Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,054/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|