Washington contains 21 schools that offer medical billing programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking medical billing school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 medical billing schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Tacoma comes out as the most expensive ($20,848/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Medical Billing students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,960 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $41,830. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $36,740/yr and there are 4,470 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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