Centralia has a total population of 14,742 and a student population of 3,574. Of these students, 3,574 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Centralia's largest medical coding school is Centralia College. In 2010, Centralia College graduated approximately 1 students from its medical coding program.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a medical coding certificate from one of Centralia's medical coding schools. Tuition in 2009 at Centralia's medical coding schools was $12,244 per year for instate students and $12,634 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for medical coding related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Centralia-based medical coding schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
If you plan on staying in Centralia after graduating from medical coding school, you should know that job prospects for medical coders in Centralia, which is the most popular medical coding profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,460 medical coders in Washington State, 110 were working in the greater Centralia area. Centralia's medical coder workforce is projected to increase by 22% 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 Centralia is $37,740 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.