Lakewood has a general population of 58,211 and an overall student population of 14,761. Approximately 6,573 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Of the 1 medical coding schools in Lakewood, the largest medical coding school, by student population, is Clover Park Technical College. Approximately 71 students graduated in 2010 from Clover Park Technical College with credentials in medical coding.
A reported 71 students graduated with credentials in medical coding in Lakewood in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical coding schools in Lakewood was $3,859 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical coding program in Lakewood.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Lakewood, your job prospects are good. There were 4,460 medical coders working in Washington State and 650 working in the greater Lakewood area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical coders is expected to increase by 22% in Lakewood. 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 Lakewood is $34,840 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.