Medical Billing Schools near Chandler
Chandler, AZ (population: 258,122) has eleven medical billing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Phoenix-Online Campus. the highest ranked school in this group with a medical billing program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University ).
Medical Billing students from Chandler schools who go on to become medical billing specialists, medical administrators, 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone. there are 2,310 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $29,600. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $35,850/yr and there are 2,850 employed.
Chandler lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Chandler are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 11 medical billing schools with a 100-mile radius of Chandler, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($43,008/yr) for medical billing students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.