Groton, CT has twenty medical billing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hunter Business School, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 980. It is the 1588th highest ranked school in the USA and the 138th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Medical Billing students from Groton 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 Norwich-New London-RI area alone, there are 340 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $31,390. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $37,470/yr and there are 130 employed.
Groton lies in New London county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Norwich-New London-RI area has 134,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Groton are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 3/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 20 medical billing schools with a 100-mile radius of Groton, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ridley-Lowell School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($25,032/yr) for medical billing students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Groton|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||13.3 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||39.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||40.6 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||43.8 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||46.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||48.5 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||56.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||57.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||60.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||62.7 miles|