Yakima has a general population of 71,845 and an overall student population of 5,297. Approximately 4,724 of Yakima's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical coding programs.
The largest medical coding school in Yakima, by student population, is Yakima Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Medical Coding program at Yakima Valley Community College.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a medical coding degree in Yakima. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Yakima medical coding schools was an average of $10,009 per year in 2009.
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 Yakima. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you decide to work as a medical coder in Yakima, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,460 medical coders in Washington State, 250 were working in the greater Yakima area. The number of medical coders in Yakima is expected 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 Yakima is $30,280 per year, which is lower than the average for medical coders state-wide.