With an overall population of 43,724 and a student population of 17,089, approximately 3,585 of Valdosta students attend one of Valdosta's schools that offer medical coding programs.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is the largest medical coding school in Valdosta, based on student population. In 2010, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 37 students with credentials in medical coding.
A reported 37 students graduated with credentials in medical coding in Valdosta in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,076 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $750 for medical coding related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Valdosta after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Valdosta, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 113 medical coders in Georgia were working in the greater Valdosta area. Valdosta's medical coder workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
As a medical coder in Valdosta, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,860 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical coders in the state.