Alabama contains four schools that offer medical billing programs. Virginia College-Mobile, the highest-ranking medical billing school in AL, has a total student population of 737 and is the 1648th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical billing schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Virginia College-Montgomery as the lowest recorded at only $15,153/yr.
Medical Billing students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 3,290 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $32,120. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $28,800/yr and there are 2,710 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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