Arkansas contains three schools that offer medical billing programs. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, the highest-ranking medical billing school in AR, has a total student population of 1,517 and is the 4653rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical billing schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home comes out as the most expensive ($14,991/yr), with Black River Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,517/yr.
Medical Billing students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 1,840 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $28,630. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $30,500/yr and there are 1,520 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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