South Dakota contains two schools that offer medical billing programs. Dakota State University, the highest-ranking medical billing school in SD, has a total student population of 2,827 and is the 3333rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical billing schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kilian Community College comes out as the most expensive ($16,388/yr), with Dakota State University as the lowest recorded at only $12,024/yr.
Medical Billing students from South Dakota 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 Dakota alone, there are 760 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $25,930. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $31,310/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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