Farmington has a general population of 37,844 and an overall student population of 8,990. Approximately 8,990 of Farmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
San Juan College is the largest medical coding school in Farmington, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at San Juan College.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Farmington in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Farmington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $768.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for medical coding related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical coding, if you decide to work as a medical coder in Farmington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,010 medical coders in New Mexico. Of these medical coders, 80 were working in the greater Farmington area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Farmington will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Farmington is $36,070 per year, which is higher than the average for medical coders state-wide.