With an overall population of 227,818 and a student population of 51,121, approximately 480 of Baton Rouge students attend one of Baton Rouge's schools that offer medical coding programs.
Of the 1 medical coding schools in Baton Rouge, the largest medical coding school, by student population, is Remington College-Baton Rouge. In 2010, Remington College-Baton Rouge graduated approximately 62 students from its medical coding program.
In 2010, 62 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Baton Rouge's medical coding schools. In 2009 tuition at medical coding schools in Baton Rouge was $13,950 per year, on average.
If you plan on staying in Baton Rouge after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Baton Rouge, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. There were 2,380 medical coders working in Louisiana and 480 working in the greater Baton Rouge area in 2010. The number of medical coders in Baton Rouge is expected to 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 Baton Rouge, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,630 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical coders in the state.