Harrisburg has a total population of 9,860 and a student population of 2,941. Of these students, 2,941 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Harrisburg, by student population, is Southeastern Illinois College. In 2010, Southeastern Illinois College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in medical coding.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Harrisburg's medical coding schools. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Harrisburg, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,844.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $952 for medical coding related books and supplies each year.
Many medical coding graduates choose to work as medical coders after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Harrisburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,360 medical coders in Illinois. Of these medical coders, 190 were working in the greater Harrisburg area. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 16% in Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg is $23,200 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.