Americus has a total population of 17,013 and a student population of 5,465. Of these students, 2,562 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Americus, by student population, is South Georgia Technical College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from South Georgia Technical College with credentials in medical coding.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a medical coding certificate in Americus. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,375 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Americus medical coding schools was an average of $9,175 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $870 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,485.
If you plan on staying in Americus after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Americus, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 28 medical coders in Georgia were working in the greater Americus area. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 27% in Americus. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
As a medical coder in Americus, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,480 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical coders in the state.