Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has six medical billing schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Medical Billing students from Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 2,310 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,600. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,850/yr and there are 2,850 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 6 medical billing schools in Phoenix, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($43,008/yr) for medical billing students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|