Kenosha, WI (population: 98,714) has forty-five medical billing and coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing and coding program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Medical Billing and Coding students from Kenosha 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are 360 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $39,130. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $38,180/yr and there are 340 employed.
Kenosha lies in Kenosha county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Kenosha are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 45 medical billing and coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Kenosha, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Brookfield comes out as the most expensive ($45,072/yr) for medical billing and coding students, with BIR Training Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,504/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kenosha|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||31.1 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||34.5 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||34.5 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||35.6 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||38.1 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||38.9 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||40.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||42.9 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||45.3 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||47.1 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||47.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.8 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||47.9 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||48.3 miles|