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How will your medical billing education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a medical billing certificate at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. The US has 350 brick and mortar medical billing schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with medical billing programs were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, Alaska
  2. Canton City Schools Adult Community Education - located in Canton, Ohio
  3. Fortis College-Columbus - located in Westerville, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 13,894 students graduated with certificates in medical billing. Of these students, 12,215 received certifications in medical billing and 1,679 received an undergraduate degree in medical billing.


Students can pursue education in medical billing at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Billing
  • Certificate in Medical Billing

The skills and/or knowledge that medical billing students can expect to gain during the course of their medical billing education are:

  • Documentation
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement
  • Memorization
  • Coding Systems
  • Clerical


The average tuition at medical billing schools around the nation was $13,611 per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following medical billing schools:

  1. St. Louis College of Health Careers - located in Fenton, Missouri, students paid $25,035
  2. Everest College-City of Industry - located in La Puente, California, students paid $0
  3. Fortis College-Columbus - located in Westerville, Ohio, students paid $13,437

The following medical billing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, Alaska, students paid $5,138
  2. Fortis College - located in Dayton, Ohio, students paid $11,098
  3. Everest College-Everett - located in Everett, Washington State, students paid $0

How will your medical billing job compare?

Medical biller is the profession of choice for a large number of medical billing graduates. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 483,440 medical billers were working in the US. The following states have the largest number of medical billers:

  1. California - 57,470 Medical Billers
  2. Texas - 41,680 Medical Billers
  3. New York - 32,630 Medical Billers

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for medical billers over the next few years:

  1. Utah - 32%
  2. Idaho - 22%
  3. Texas - 19%


Medical billers in the US can make an average of $31,360 per year. However, factors such as location, your employer, or your boss can cause the salary for a medical biller to vary greatly. Approximately 10 percent of medical billers earn less than $16,180 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $64,390 per year. The states with the highest average salary for a medical biller are:

  1. Washington DC - $47,110 per year
  2. Alaska - $39,470 per year
  3. Connecticut - $39,250 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for medical billers:

  1. South Dakota - $25,120 per year
  2. West Virginia - $25,690 per year
  3. Mississippi - $27,780 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
medical billing?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Billing and Posting Clerks 483,440 $33,270 -5.8%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 176,090 $35,010 9.7%