Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one medical billing school within its city limits. Wichita Technical Institute has a total student population of 967. It is the 2771st highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Billing students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 400 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $34,090. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $29,440/yr and there are 560 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.880 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.367/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Technical Institute ends up costing a student $20,903/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|