Manhattan, KS (population: 53,426) has three medical coding schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pinnacle Career Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 128. It is the 1985th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Coding students from Manhattan 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,630 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $23,180. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $29,000/yr and there are 830 employed.
Manhattan lies in Riley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.879 out of every 1000 jobs in Manhattan are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 3.665/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 3 medical coding schools with a 100-mile radius of Manhattan, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Salina comes out as the most expensive ($17,434/yr) for medical coding students, with Butler Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,456/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manhattan|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||87.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||96.1 miles|