Longview has a total population of 34,660 and a student population of 4,377. Of these students, 4,290 are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
Longview's largest medical coding school is Lower Columbia College. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Lower Columbia College.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a medical coding certificate in Longview. If you decide to attend a medical coding school in Longview, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,132.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,185 for medical coding related books and supplies each year.
Many medical coding graduates choose to work as medical coders after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Longview, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,460 medical coders in Washington State, 90 were working in the greater Longview area. The government projects that the number of medical coders in Longview will 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 Longview is $31,500 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical coders.