Altoona, PA (population: 45,489) has one medical billing and coding school within its city limits. Altoona Area Vocational Technical School has a total student population of 241. It is the 1231st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Altoona 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.
Altoona lies in Blair county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Altoona area has 57,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.03/hr average worker wage, and a $33,340 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Altoona Area Vocational Technical School ends up costing a student $10,440/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Altoona|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||34.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||68.0 miles|