Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has seven medical coding schools within its city limits. Everest Institute-Dekalb, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 1,460. It is the 2219th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Medical Coding students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,460 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $34,620. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $31,150/yr and there are 2,020 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 2/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 7 medical coding schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Javelin Technical Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($29,370/yr) for medical coding students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|