Clarkesville has a total population of 1,248 and a student population of 2,865. Of these students, 2,865 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
North Georgia Technical College is the largest medical coding school in Clarkesville, based on student population. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from North Georgia Technical College with credentials in medical coding.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Clarkesville's medical coding schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,971 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Clarkesville medical coding schools was an average of $11,771 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $958 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Clarkesville-based medical coding schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,718.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Clarkesville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,530 medical coders in Georgia. Of these medical coders, 110 were working in the greater Clarkesville area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Clarkesville will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Clarkesville is $27,710 per year, which is higher than the average for medical coders state-wide.