Cranston, RI (population: 79,642) has twenty-one medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Millennium Training Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 153. It is the 2000th highest ranked school in the USA and the 83rd highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Cranston 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 900 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $34,040. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $36,210/yr and there are 890 employed.
Cranston lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.640 out of every 1000 jobs in Cranston are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.660/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 21 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Cranston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($23,639/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cranston|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||6.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||15.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||19.5 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||27.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||28.9 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||41.9 miles|