Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three medical billing schools within its city limits. American School of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 111. It is the 3437th highest ranked school in the USA and the 189th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Medical Billing students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 850 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,480. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,660/yr and there are 840 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.927 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.933/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 3 medical billing schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($19,217/yr) for medical billing students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|