Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has one medical billing school within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 2978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Medical Billing students from Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque area alone, there are 280 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $31,010. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,990/yr and there are 340 employed.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.893 out of every 1000 jobs in Albuquerque are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.739/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute ends up costing a student $11,907/yr.