New Haven, CT (population: 123,302) has thirty-five medical coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Medical Coding students from New Haven 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 New Haven area alone, there are ** employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $39,660. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $37,800/yr and there are 230 employed.
New Haven lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the New Haven area has 272,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in New Haven are held by medical records and health information technicians, and **/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 35 medical coding schools with a 100-mile radius of New Haven, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($50,832/yr) for medical coding students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Haven|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||6.4 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||30.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||34.8 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||46.0 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||48.1 miles|