With an overall population of 6,664 and a student population of 2,123, approximately 2,123 of Carthage students attend one of Carthage's schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Carthage, by student population, is Panola College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Panola College.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Carthage in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,143 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carthage medical coding schools was an average of $15,767 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,625 for medical coding related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,374 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,213.
If you plan on staying in Carthage after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Carthage, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 47 medical coders in Texas were working in the greater Carthage area. The number of medical coders in Carthage is expected to increase by 25% 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 Carthage is $24,680 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.