South Hill, WA (population: 63,243) has fourteen medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Medical Billing and Coding students from South Hill 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $71,550. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,670/yr and there are 560 employed.
South Hill lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.113 out of every 1000 jobs in South Hill are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.251/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 14 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of South Hill, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Tacoma comes out as the most expensive ($20,848/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with Green River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,158/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Hill|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||12.2 miles|