Galveston, TX (population: 57,154) has thirteen medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The College of Health Care Professions, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 34. It is the 1548th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Galveston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 3,140 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $35,140. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $34,210/yr and there are 3,090 employed.
Galveston lies in Galveston county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.205 out of every 1000 jobs in Galveston are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.223/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 13 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Galveston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($27,211/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with College of the Mainland as the lowest, reported at only $3,211/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galveston|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||11.8 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||22.4 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||35.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||47.8 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||72.2 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||89.5 miles|