Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one medical billing and coding school within its city limits. High-Tech Institute-Memphis has a total student population of 714. It is the 4838th highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 1,290 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $35,590. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $30,890/yr and there are 840 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.393 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 2.132/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis ends up costing a student $22,995/yr.