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Medical Coding in Illinois

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in medical coding. That means an estimated 686 medical coders graduate from Illinois' 35 medical coding schools each year.

Top Schools

BIR Training Center, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical coding program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 9 students graduated from BIR Training Center's medical coding program.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a medical coding program is Everest College-North Aurora, which is located in North Aurora. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 77 students graduated with certificate in medical coding from Everest College-North Aurora in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical coding program is Everest College-Burr Ridge. Everest College-Burr Ridge, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Hinsdale. 103 students graduated with certificate in medical coding from Everest College-Burr Ridge in 2010. Everest College-Burr Ridge charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois medical coding school, average tuition will be $3,591 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,352 per year to $20,900 per year. In 2010, the medical coding schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
  2. Rasmussen College-Illinois - located in Rockford, students are charged $13,560 per year
  3. Midstate College - located in Peoria, students are charged $13,200 per year

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

  1. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Highland Community College - located in Freeport, students are charged $2,472 per year

A medical coding certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of medical coding graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a medical coder. Illinois had 7,090 medical coders in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of medical coders are:

  1. Cook County - 4,720 medical coders
  2. Marshall County - 310 medical coders
  3. Lake County - 280 medical coders

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical coders is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,590 medical coders working in the Illinois then.


On average, medical coders earn $34,690 per year. However, this number is only an average. medical coders in Illinois had varying salaries from $17,530 to $62,690 per year in 2010. A medical coder in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Macon County - $39,130 per year
  2. Lake County - $37,190 per year
  3. Vermilion County - $36,720 per year

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

  1. Edwards County - $26,780 per year
  2. Marshall County - $28,800 per year
  3. Clark County - $29,620 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois 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 Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 7,090 $34,690 -19.2%

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