Gretna has a general population of 17,423 and an overall student population of 131. Approximately 131 of Gretna's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Gretna, by student population, is Gretna Career College. In 2010, Gretna Career College graduated approximately 9 students from its medical coding program.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Gretna's medical coding schools.
After graduating with your credentials in medical coding, if you decide to work as a medical coder in Gretna, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 medical coders in Louisiana were working in the greater Gretna area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Gretna will increase by 16% by the year 2018. 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 Gretna is $24,760 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.