Pennsylvania contains 30 schools that offer medical billing programs. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest-ranking medical billing school in PA, has a total student population of 11,197 and is the 44th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 medical billing schools in Pennsylvania, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($41,895/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Medical Billing students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 12,850 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $29,900. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $32,150/yr and there are 8,070 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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