Medical Billing in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Medical Billing Programs in South Carolina


Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Carolina students graduate with certificates in medical billing. In other words, every year an estimated 110 medical billers graduate from South Carolina's 6 medical billing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina with a medical billing program is Southeastern Institute-Charleston, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. 22 students graduated with a certificate in medical billing from Southeastern Institute-Charleston in 2010.

Southeastern Institute-Columbia, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a medical billing program. It is located in Columbia. 10 students graduated with certificate in medical billing from Southeastern Institute-Columbia in 2010.

Centura College, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a medical billing program. It received a ranking of 81st in the country in 2010. 13 students graduated with certificate in medical billing from Centura College in 2010. Centura College charged in-state students $12,867 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Medical billing schools in South Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $11,822 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,800 per year, or as little as $12,400 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina medical billing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Virginia College in Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $32,800 per year
  2. Centura College - located in Charleston, students are charged $12,867 per year
  3. Centura College - located in Columbia, students are charged $12,867 per year

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

  1. Virginia College-Greenville - located in Greenville, students are charged $12,400 per year
  2. Centura College - located in Charleston, students are charged $12,867 per year
  3. Centura College - located in Columbia, students are charged $12,867 per year

A medical billing certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of medical billing graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a medical biller. In 2010, there were 7,290 medical billers working in South Carolina. The largest populations of South Carolina medical billers are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 1,570 medical billers
  2. Greenville County - 1,380 medical billers
  3. Berkeley County - 1,310 medical billers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of medical billers in South Carolina will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 8,490 medical billers working in South Carolina.

Salary

On average, a medical biller earns a salary of $31,120 per year in South Carolina state. However, South Carolina medical billers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,650 per year to more than $45,360 per year in 2010. On average a medical biller earns the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Spartanburg County - $33,120 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $32,270 per year
  3. Berkeley County - $31,970 per year

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

  1. Darlington County - $26,940 per year
  2. Sumter County - $28,350 per year
  3. Anderson County - $28,440 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in medical billing in South Carolina 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 South Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,790 miles from location Virginia College-Greenville Greenville SC 1.62985 n/a 1,054
5,646 miles from location Virginia College in Charleston Charleston SC n/a n/a 270
5,645 miles from location Southeastern Institute-Charleston Charleston SC 33.9531 100% 255
5,707 miles from location Centura College Columbia SC 19.1931 n/a 248
5,648 miles from location Centura College Charleston SC 17.4419 n/a 199
5,715 miles from location Southeastern Institute-Columbia Columbia SC 32.7191 100% 182
 

Curious what studying Medical Billing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Billing and Posting Clerks + 7,290 $31,120 -2.3%
2
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 2,250 $32,660
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are medical billing related jobs in South Carolina