Sweetwater has a general population of 11,415 and an overall student population of 1,689. Approximately 1,689 of Sweetwater's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Sweetwater's largest medical coding school is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. In 2010, Texas State Technical College-West Texas graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in medical coding.
If you decide to attend one of Sweetwater's medical coding schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in instate tuition and $20,691 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,641 for medical coding related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sweetwater-based medical coding schools, you will have an added expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Sweetwater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,120 medical coders in Texas. Of these medical coders, 330 were working in the greater Sweetwater area. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 25% in Sweetwater. 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 Sweetwater is $23,820 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.