Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two medical coding schools within its city limits. Northwest Health Careers, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 217. It is the 3956th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Medical Coding students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 760 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $33,670. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,820/yr and there are 890 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.040 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.881/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical coding schools in Las Vegas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for medical coding students, with Northwest Health Careers as the lowest, reported at only $11,448/yr.