Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Everest Institute-Chesapeake, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 791. It is the 1672nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 880 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $34,280. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,660/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.356 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.198/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 4 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Richmond School of Health and Technology as the lowest, reported at only $17,370/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|