Salem has a general population of 136,924 and an overall student population of 16,514. Approximately 12,217 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Of the 1 medical coding schools in Salem, the largest medical coding school, by student population, is Chemeketa Community College. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Chemeketa Community College with credentials in medical coding.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in medical coding in Salem in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,510.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical coding related books and supplies every year.
Many medical coding graduates choose to work as medical coders after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 medical coders in Oregon were working in the greater Salem area. Salem's medical coder workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical coders.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical coder in Salem is $29,870 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.