With an overall population of 200,145 and a student population of 10,323, approximately 3,014 of Shreveport students attend one of Shreveport's schools that offer medical coding programs.
Southern University at Shreveport is the largest medical coding school in Shreveport, based on student population. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Southern University at Shreveport with credentials in medical coding.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,036 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shreveport medical coding schools was an average of $14,166 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,140 per year, on average, for room and board at Shreveport-based medical coding schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,576.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Shreveport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,380 medical coders in Louisiana. Of these medical coders, 440 were working in the greater Shreveport area. The number of medical coders in Shreveport 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 Shreveport is $23,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.