Freeport has a total population of 26,443 and a student population of 2,455. Of these students, 2,455 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Of the 1 medical coding schools in Freeport, the largest medical coding school, by student population, is Highland Community College. In 2010, Highland Community College graduated approximately 3 students from its medical coding program.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Freeport in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical coding schools in Freeport was $2,184 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for medical coding related books and supplies every year.
Many medical coding graduates choose to work as medical coders after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Freeport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,360 medical coders in Illinois, 120 were working in the greater Freeport area. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 16% in Freeport. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
As a medical coder in Freeport, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical coders in the state.