Tennessee contains thirteen schools that offer medical billing and coding programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking medical billing and coding school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 medical billing and coding schools in Tennessee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($26,443/yr), with Walters State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,601/yr.
Medical Billing and Coding students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 6,510 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,230. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $30,710/yr and there are 3,060 employed.
Also, within the medical billing and coding schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical billing and coding, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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