El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two medical coding schools within its city limits. International Business College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical coding program, has a total student population of 300. It is the 2071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Coding students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 290 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,010. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $33,040/yr and there are 340 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.258 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1.090/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 2 medical coding schools in El Paso, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College comes out as the most expensive ($9,312/yr) for medical coding students, with International Business College as the lowest, reported at only $7,736/yr.