Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has thirty-three medical billing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Medical Billing students from Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are 300 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $38,640. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,910/yr and there are 310 employed.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Bridgeport are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 33 medical billing schools with a 100-mile radius of Bridgeport, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($50,832/yr) for medical billing students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|