Medical Coding in Alaska

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in Alaska


Around 0.9% of Alaska's graduates graduate from medical coding certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 80 medical coders graduate from Alaska's 5 medical coding schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a medical coding program. It is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, no students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' medical coding program. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska with a medical coding program is University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. Tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alaska with a medical coding program is Career Academy, which is located in Anchorage. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 38 students graduated from Career Academy medical coding program. The tuition rate at Career Academy was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's medical coding schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,243 per year, though tuition can range from $17,750 per year to $2,920 per year. In 2010, the following Alaska medical coding schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alaska medical coding schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A medical coding certificate from an Alaska school... what next?

A large number of Alaska medical coding graduates become medical coders. In 2010, there were 560 medical coders working in Alaska. The largest populations of Alaska medical coders are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 320 medical coders
  2. Aleutians East County - 110 medical coders
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - 70 medical coders

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical coders is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 500 medical coders working in the Alaska then.

Salary

On average, a medical coder earns a salary of $39,300 per year in Alaska state. But, salaries for medical coders can vary. In 2010, medical coders made as little as less than $25,500 per year or as much as more than $61,090 per year in Alaska. On average a medical coder earns the most in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Aleutians East County - $42,740 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $40,700 per year
  3. Haines County - $39,620 per year

A medical coder in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Anchorage County - $37,800 per year
  2. Haines County - $39,620 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $40,700 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in medical coding. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as administrative assisting or health information management.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Coding in Alaska
  • Certificate in Medical Coding in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,928 miles from location Charter College Anchorage AK 15.1354 n/a 1,132
7,929 miles from location Career Academy Anchorage AK 27.4188 n/a 410
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Medical Coding gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 560 $39,300 7.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are medical coding related jobs in Alaska