Medical Billing in California

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Schools Offering Medical Billing Programs in California


Around 0.3% of California's graduates graduate from medical billing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,395 medical billers graduate from California's 45 medical billing schools.

Top Schools

TechSkills of Sacramento, which is located in Sacramento, is the top-ranked school in California that has a medical billing program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, TechSkills of Sacramento graduated 4 students from its medical billing program.

The second-ranked school in California that has a medical billing program is North-West College-Glendale. North-West College-Glendale, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Glendale. 4 students graduated with certificate in medical billing from North-West College-Glendale in 2010.

The third-ranked school in California with a medical billing program is Institute for Business and Technology, which is located in Santa Clara. In 2010, it was ranked 63rd nationwide. 50 students graduated with certificate in medical billing from Institute for Business and Technology in 2010. Students at Institute for Business and Technology paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at California's medical billing schools ranges from $13,738 per year to $11,400 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,211 per year. The California medical billing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Everest College-West Los Angeles - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $13,738 per year
  2. Everest College-City of Industry - located in La Puente, students are charged $13,518 per year
  3. San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield - located in Bakersfield, students are charged $13,418 per year

The medical billing schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Mayfield College - located in Cathedral City, students are charged $11,400 per year
  2. San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield - located in Bakersfield, students are charged $13,418 per year
  3. Everest College-City of Industry - located in La Puente, students are charged $13,518 per year

A medical billing certificate from a California school... what next?

Most people who graduate from medical billing school in California go on to work as a medical biller. California had 57,470 medical billers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California medical billers:

  1. Los Angeles County - 17,450 medical billers
  2. Orange County - 6,390 medical billers
  3. San Diego County - 4,930 medical billers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical billers is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 70,700 medical billers working in the California then.

Salary

A medical biller in California makes an average of $36,300 per year. However, this number is only an average. medical billers in California had varying salaries from $19,100 to $64,390 per year in 2010. On average a medical biller earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. San Benito County - $46,430 per year
  2. Marin County - $44,080 per year
  3. Sonoma County - $41,940 per year

A medical biller in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Kings County - $27,070 per year
  2. Imperial County - $29,100 per year
  3. Sutter County - $29,260 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in medical billing in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health information management or allied health, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Billing in California
  • Certificate in Medical Billing in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Billing and Posting Clerks 57,470 $36,300 1.3%
2
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 17,340 $39,520 23.4%
 

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