Tyler has a total population of 83,650 and a student population of 18,298. Of these students, 11,045 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Of the 1 medical coding schools in Tyler, the largest medical coding school, by student population, is Tyler Junior College. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Tyler Junior College.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in medical coding from medical coding schools in Tyler in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tyler's medical coding schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,424 per year in instate tuition and $12,024 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,116 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Tyler-based medical coding schools, you will have an added expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
After graduating with your credentials in medical coding, if you decide to work as a medical coder in Tyler, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,120 medical coders in Texas. Of these medical coders, 220 were working in the greater Tyler area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Tyler will 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 Tyler is $27,270 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.