Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. CET-Durham, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 197. It is the 4059th highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 870 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $32,160. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $31,600/yr and there are 520 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.040 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.738/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CET-Durham comes out as the most expensive ($16,366/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|