Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four medical billing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Everest Institute-Chesapeake, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 791. It is the 1672nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Billing students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 880 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $34,280. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $32,660/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.356 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.198/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 4 medical billing schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, 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 Richmond School of Health and Technology as the lowest, reported at only $17,370/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|