Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two medical billing and coding schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 424. It is the 1275th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 610 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,850. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $29,930/yr and there are 680 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.599 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.430/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical billing and coding schools in Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Community Care College comes out as the most expensive ($14,920/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria as the lowest, reported at only $13,968/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|