Boston has a total population of 589,141 and a student population of 123,971. Of these students, 1,593 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Boston, by student population, is Fisher College. In 2010, Fisher College graduated approximately 0 students from its medical coding program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,450 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,000 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boston-based medical coding schools, you will have an added expense of $12,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,690.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Boston, your job prospects are good. There were 5,760 medical coders working in Massachusetts and 3,000 working in the greater Boston area in 2010. The number of medical coders in Boston is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Boston is $39,030 per year, which is higher than the average for medical coders state-wide.