With an overall population of 41,410 and a student population of 14,458, approximately 14,440 of Belleville students attend one of Belleville's schools that offer medical coding programs.
Belleville's largest medical coding school is Southwestern Illinois College. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Southwestern Illinois College.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a medical coding certificate in Belleville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,380 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,008 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical coding program in Belleville.
If you plan on staying in Belleville after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Belleville, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, there were 7,360 medical coders in Illinois. Of these medical coders, 1,720 were working in the greater Belleville area. The number of medical coders in Belleville is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Belleville is $31,140 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.