Illinois contains 39 schools that offer medical billing programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking medical billing school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 medical billing schools in Illinois, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with BIR Training Center as the lowest recorded at only $3,504/yr.
Medical Billing students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 10,590 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $38,670. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $33,960/yr and there are 6,880 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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