Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two medical coding schools within its city limits. Everest College-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 790. It is the 2905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medical Coding students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 500 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $30,780. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,650/yr and there are 440 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 2/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical coding schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University Online comes out as the most expensive ($21,537/yr) for medical coding students, with Everest College-Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $19,223/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|