Alaska contains three schools that offer medical billing programs. Career Academy, the highest-ranking medical billing school in AK, has a total student population of 410 and is the 2469th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical billing schools in Alaska, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Medical Billing students from Alaska schools who go on to become medical billing specialists, medical administrators, medical secretaries, medical office assistants, 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 Alaska alone, there are 350 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $46,630. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $39,490/yr and there are 640 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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