South Carolina contains three schools that offer medical billing programs. Centura College, the highest-ranking medical billing school in SC, has a total student population of 248 and is the 4178th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical billing schools in South Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($22,925/yr), with Virginia College-Greenville as the lowest recorded at only $19,411/yr.
Medical Billing students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 4,310 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,720. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $31,770/yr and there are 2,270 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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