Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has thirty-two medical billing schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medical Billing students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 510 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $47,380. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $42,810/yr and there are 530 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 32 medical billing schools with a 2500-mile radius of Honolulu, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Sacramento comes out as the most expensive ($27,279/yr) for medical billing students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.