There are schools offering medical billing programs in Illinois!
Schools Offering Medical Billing Programs in Illinois
Each year, approximately 0.1% of Illinois graduates receive certificates in medical billing. In other words, every year an estimated 429 medical billers graduate from Illinois' 12 medical billing schools.
CET-Chicago, which is located in Chicago, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical billing program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, CET-Chicago graduated 71 students from its medical billing program.
Everest College-Chicago, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical billing program. It is located in Chicago. 112 students graduated with certificate in medical billing from Everest College-Chicago in 2010.
Coyne College, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical billing program. It received a ranking of 79th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Coyne College graduated 39 students from its medical billing programs. Students at Coyne College paid $0 per year in tuition fees.
If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' medical billing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,468 per year, though tuition can range from $16,321 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois medical billing schools were charged at the following schools:
- Sanford-Brown College - located in Collinsville, students are charged $16,321 per year
- East-West University - located in Chicago, students are charged $15,750 per year
- Moraine Valley Community College - located in Palos Hills, students are charged $3,006 per year
The medical billing schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Shawnee Community College - located in Ullin, students are charged $2,610 per year
- Oakton Community College - located in Des Plaines, students are charged $2,750 per year
- Black Hawk College - located in Moline, students are charged $2,835 per year
A medical billing certificate from an Illinois school... what next?
The highest percentage of medical billing graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a medical biller. 18,470 medical billers were working in Illinois in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of medical billers are:
- Cook County - 12,450 medical billers
- Lake County - 960 medical billers
- Adams County - 700 medical billers
The government projects that by 2018, the number of medical billers in the state of Illinois will grow to 24,130. This would require a 10% growth in the profession.
A medical biller in Illinois makes an average of $33,140 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois medical billers earned as little as less than $17,770 per year or as much as more than $49,960 per year. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for medical billers:
- Lake County - $35,330 per year
- Macon County - $35,180 per year
- Cook County - $34,570 per year
A medical biller in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:
- Vermilion County - $24,730 per year
- Edwards County - $25,070 per year
- Clark County - $26,090 per year
For more data regarding a career in medical billing in Illinois 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.
- Certificate in Medical Billing in Illinois
Curious what studying Medical Billing gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Billing and Posting Clerks||18,470||$33,140||-3.7%|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||7,090||$34,690||-19.2%|
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