Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has three medical office schools within its city limits. DPT Business School, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical office program, has a total student population of 777. It is the 2591st highest ranked school in the USA and the 224th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Medical Office students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,190 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $44,100. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $93,940/yr and there are 4,550 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.484 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by medical and health services managers, and 2.288/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 3 medical office schools in Philadelphia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CHI Institute comes out as the most expensive ($24,408/yr) for medical office students, with DPT Business School as the lowest, reported at only $11,288/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|