Medical Coding in Montana

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in Montana


Around 0.1% of Montana's graduates graduate from medical coding certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 11 medical coders graduate from Montana's 3 medical coding schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana that has a medical coding program is Miles Community College. Miles Community College, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Miles City. no students graduated with a certificate in medical coding from Miles Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Miles Community College was $3,420 per year.

Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology, which is located in Billings, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a medical coding program. It received a ranking of 84th in the country in 2010. 7 students graduated with certificate in medical coding from Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology in 2010. Tuition at Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology was $3,693 per year.

Flathead Valley Community College, which is located in Kalispell, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a medical coding program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. Flathead Valley Community College charged in-state students $3,584 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Montana's medical coding schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,566 per year, though tuition can range from $3,693 per year to $3,420 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana medical coding schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology - located in Billings, students are charged $3,693 per year
  2. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year
  3. Miles Community College - located in Miles City, students are charged $3,420 per year

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

  1. Miles Community College - located in Miles City, students are charged $3,420 per year
  2. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year
  3. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology - located in Billings, students are charged $3,693 per year

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

The highest percentage of medical coding graduates in Montana pursue careers as a medical coder. 850 medical coders were working in Montana in 2010. The largest populations of Montana medical coders are working in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 210 medical coders
  2. Flathead County - 160 medical coders
  3. Carbon County - 150 medical coders

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,030 medical coders will be working in Montana state. This would require the number of medical coders to grow by 18%.

Salary

A medical coder in Montana earns $30,770 per year on average. However, Montana medical coders earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,790 per year to more than $51,460 per year in 2010. On average a medical coder earns the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Carbon County - $35,460 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $34,920 per year
  3. Carter County - $30,330 per year

The following counties in Montana have the lowest average salaries for medical coders:

  1. Beaverhead County - $28,160 per year
  2. Cascade County - $29,160 per year
  3. Flathead County - $29,350 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Montana 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.

  • Certificate in Medical Coding in Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,327 miles from location Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell MT 10.7207 n/a 2,501
7,115 miles from location Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology Billings MT 15.6033 n/a 1,406
6,975 miles from location Miles Community College Miles City MT 21.7279 n/a 502
 

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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 + 850 $30,770 21.4%
 

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