Medical Coding in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in New Mexico


Each year, approximately 0.1% of New Mexico graduates receive certificates in medical coding. In other words, every year an estimated 64 medical coders graduate from New Mexico's 5 medical coding schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a medical coding program is Pima Medical Institute. Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 39 students from its medical coding program.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a medical coding program is Brookline College. Brookline College, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Brookline College medical coding program.

San Juan College, which is located in Farmington, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a medical coding program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1 students graduated from San Juan College medical coding program. San Juan College charged in-state students $1,032 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's medical coding schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,168 per year, though tuition can range from $12,403 per year to $1,032 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico medical coding schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
  2. National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year
  3. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

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

  1. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
  2. National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
  3. National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year

A medical coding certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of medical coding graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a medical coder. If you decide to work as a medical coder in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,290 New Mexico medical coders as of 2010. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of medical coders are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 560 medical coders
  2. Cibola County - 230 medical coders
  3. Chaves County - 170 medical coders

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,200 medical coders will be working in New Mexico state. This would require the number of medical coders to grow by 18%.

Salary

On average, medical coders earn $32,070 per year. However, New Mexico medical coders earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,120 per year to more than $52,320 per year in 2010. The following counties in New Mexico have the highest average salaries for medical coders:

  1. San Juan County - $36,300 per year
  2. Cibola County - $35,400 per year
  3. Santa Fe County - $32,910 per year

The New Mexico counties with the lowest average salary for medical coders are:

  1. Dona Ana County - $24,120 per year
  2. Catron County - $26,400 per year
  3. Chaves County - $28,240 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico 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.

  • Certificate in Medical Coding in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
7,158 miles from location National American University-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 4.18669 n/a 432
7,165 miles from location Brookline College Albuquerque NM 16.566 n/a 383
7,162 miles from location National American University-Rio Rancho Rio Rancho NM 10.6625 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 + 1,290 $32,070 8.4%
 

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