Mississippi contains two schools that offer medical office programs. Virginia College-Gulf Coast, the highest-ranking medical office school in MS, has a total student population of 500 and is the 1940th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical office schools in Mississippi, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Jackson comes out as the most expensive ($18,255/yr), with Virginia College-Gulf Coast as the lowest recorded at only $11,334/yr.
Medical Office students from Mississippi schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 1,540 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $31,260. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $76,570/yr and there are 2,190 employed.
Also, within the medical office schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical office, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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