Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has ten medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Anthem College-Portland, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 567. It is the 2448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Salem 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 Salem area alone, there are ** employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $25,210. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $30,490/yr and there are 340 employed.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.328 out of every 1000 jobs in Salem are held by medical records and health information technicians, and **/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 10 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Salem, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($25,416/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Clark College as the lowest, reported at only $5,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|