Petersburg, VA has seven medical billing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Career Training Solutions, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 329. It is the 1224th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Billing students from Petersburg 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 Richmond area alone, there are 510 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $32,670. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,820/yr and there are 640 employed.
Petersburg lies in Petersburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.072 out of every 1000 jobs in Petersburg are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.849/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 7 medical billing schools with a 100-mile radius of Petersburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr) for medical billing students, with Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Petersburg|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||22.4 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||50.2 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||82.5 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||90.6 miles|