Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five medical billing schools within its city limits. North Florida Institute-Jacksonville, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 371. It is the 1902nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 90th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Billing students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 580 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $31,160. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,240/yr and there are 740 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 5 medical billing schools in Jacksonville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, FastTrain of Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($25,302/yr) for medical billing students, with Everest University-Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $9,821/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|