Augusta has a total population of 195,182 and a student population of 16,781. Of these students, 5,028 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Augusta Technical College is the largest medical coding school in Augusta, based on student population. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Augusta Technical College with credentials in medical coding.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Augusta's medical coding schools. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Augusta, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,055.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for medical coding related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Augusta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,530 medical coders in Georgia, 300 were working in the greater Augusta area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Augusta will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Augusta is $32,880 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.