Medical Coding in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Massachusetts graduates receive certificates in medical coding. That means an estimated 323 medical coders graduate from Massachusetts' 7 medical coding schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a medical coding program is The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus. The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Tewksbury. 71 students graduated with a certificate in medical coding from The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus in 2010.

Fisher College, which is located in Boston, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a medical coding program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Fisher College graduated 0 students from its medical coding program. Students at Fisher College paid $24,600 per year in tuition fees.

Salter College-West Boylston, which was ranked 76th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a medical coding program. It is located in West Boylston. In 2010, Salter College-West Boylston graduated 76 students from its medical coding programs. The tuition rate at Salter College-West Boylston was $0 per year.

Cost

Medical coding schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $5,121 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $24,600 per year, or as little as $3,144 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts medical coding schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Fisher College - located in Boston, students are charged $24,600 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. North Shore Community College - located in Danvers, students are charged $3,720 per year

The medical coding schools in Massachusetts that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. North Shore Community College - located in Danvers, students are charged $3,720 per year
  3. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year

A medical coding certificate from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Most people who graduate from medical coding school in Massachusetts go on to work as a medical coder. If you decide to work as a medical coder in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,710 Massachusetts medical coders as of 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts medical coders are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 3,330 medical coders
  2. Windham County - 640 medical coders
  3. Hartford County - 390 medical coders

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of medical coders in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 6,760. This would require a 17% growth in the profession.

Salary

A medical coder in Massachusetts makes an average of $40,230 per year. But, salaries for medical coders can vary. In 2010, medical coders made as little as less than $20,670 per year or as much as more than $67,210 per year in Massachusetts. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for a medical coder are:

  1. Barnstable County - $41,150 per year
  2. Windham County - $39,790 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $39,770 per year

On average, medical coders earns the least in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Franklin County - $32,890 per year
  2. Berkshire County - $33,560 per year
  3. Bristol County - $35,977 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in medical coding and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Medical Coding in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,265 miles from location Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown MA 10.7498 n/a 11,009
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,337 miles from location Springfield Technical Community College Springfield MA 13.0038 n/a 6,782
5,266 miles from location Fisher College Boston MA 24.1178 22% 1,593
5,301 miles from location Salter College-West Boylston West Boylston MA 23.3217 n/a 1,279
5,259 miles from location Salter School-Fall River Campus Fall River MA 23.129 n/a 580
5,280 miles from location The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus Tewksbury MA 27.0706 n/a 371
 

Curious what studying Medical Coding gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Massachusetts

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 5,710 $40,230 6.1%
 

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