With an overall population of 17,639 and a student population of 15,316, approximately 165 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Hammond, by student population, is Compass Career College. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from Compass Career College with credentials in medical coding.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Hammond in 2010.
If you plan on staying in Hammond after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Hammond, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, there were 2,380 medical coders in Louisiana. Of these medical coders, 60 were working in the greater Hammond area. The number of medical coders in Hammond is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Hammond is $23,980 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.