Vallejo, CA (population: 114,029) has twenty-eight medical coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medical Coding students from Vallejo schools who go on to become medical coders, medical assistants, 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 Vallejo-Fairfield area alone, there are 180 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,740. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $40,640/yr and there are 210 employed.
Vallejo lies in Solano county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Vallejo-Fairfield area has 121,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Vallejo are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 28 medical coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Vallejo, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Sacramento comes out as the most expensive ($27,279/yr) for medical coding students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vallejo|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||25.7 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||28.3 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||29.7 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||32.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||37.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||38.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||49.5 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||60.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.1 miles|