With an overall population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203, approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa students attend one of Ottumwa's schools that offer medical coding programs.
Indian Hills Community College is the largest medical coding school in Ottumwa, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Indian Hills Community College.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ottumwa medical coding schools was an average of $14,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical coding program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based medical coding schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many medical coding graduates choose to work as medical coders after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 18% in Ottumwa. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Ottumwa is $29,330 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.