Palatine has a general population of 65,479 and an overall student population of 15,711. Approximately 15,711 of Palatine's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Harper College is the largest medical coding school in Palatine, based on student population. In 2010, Harper College graduated approximately 17 students from its medical coding program.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Palatine's medical coding schools. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Palatine, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,610.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 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 Palatine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,360 medical coders in Illinois, 4,720 were working in the greater Palatine area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Palatine will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
As a medical coder in Palatine, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,300 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical coders in the state.