Pullman, WA has four medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Interface College-Spokane, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 189. It is the 1754th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Pullman 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 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $32,700. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,100/yr and there are 100 employed.
Pullman lies in Whitman county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area has 58,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $19.81/hr average worker wage, and a $41,190 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.631 out of every 1000 jobs in Pullman are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.791/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 4 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Pullman, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Interface College-Spokane comes out as the most expensive ($17,541/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Columbia Basin College as the lowest, reported at only $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pullman|
|Spokane Valley||WA||88,534||3||20.275||37||65.0 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||72.1 miles|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||74.5 miles|