West Virginia contains six schools that offer medical billing programs. Opportunities Industrialization Center-North Central West Virginia, the highest-ranking medical billing school in WV, has a total student population of 103 and is the 1945th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 medical billing schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Cross Lanes comes out as the most expensive ($22,584/yr), with Mercer County Technical Education Center as the lowest recorded at only $5,346/yr.
Medical Billing students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 2,080 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $23,860. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $27,330/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Also, within the medical billing schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical billing, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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