Medical Billing Schools

As a professor or instructor of medical billing classes at one of the 332 accredited medical billing schools in the country, you play a essential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in medical billing, which encompasses medical billing training at the following levels:

  • Medical Billing Certificate
  • Associates degree in Medical Billing
  • Bachelors degree in Medical Billing


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Medical billing professionals

164,700 165,590 168,650 170,580 176,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

176,090 medical billing professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. The number of medical billing professionals has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Medical billing professionals

10th percentile
$21,240
25th percentile
$25,570
50th percentile
$32,350
75th percentile
$42,170
90th percentile
$53,430

Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by medical billing professionals was $32,350 in 2010. The median yearly salary for medical billing professionals in the US was 49% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Medical Billing

$28,030 $29,290 $30,610 $31,290 $32,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Medical billing professionals' salaries have grown by 15% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Medical Billing Student enrollment growth by degree

714 1,299 1,346 1,263 1,679
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5,376 6,586 5,960 7,413 12,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Medical Billing
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Billing
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Medical Billing
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Medical Billing
  • Grey: Certificate in Medical Billing

The career outlook for medical billing professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In the US, 6,090 students graduated from medical billing degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 13,860 students graduated from medical billing schools.

This represents a 128% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from medical billing courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Medical Billing Programs offered Nationwide

associate
50
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
256
Total306

While student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering medical billing programs has decreased. There were 157 medical billing schools across the country in 2006. And there were 332 schools in 2010.

Medical Billing Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California44 Schools
  2. Michigan40 Schools
  3. Florida28 Schools
  4. Ohio24 Schools
  5. Texas19 Schools
  6. New Jersey16 Schools
  7. Pennsylvania15 Schools
  8. Massachusetts11 Schools
  9. Illinois11 Schools
  10. Missouri9 Schools
  11. Georgia9 Schools
  12. New York9 Schools
  13. Indiana9 Schools
  14. Arizona8 Schools
  15. Kentucky7 Schools
  16. Maryland7 Schools
  17. Connecticut6 Schools
  18. Washington State6 Schools
  19. Tennessee5 Schools
  20. Colorado5 Schools
  21. North Carolina5 Schools
  22. South Carolina4 Schools
  23. Virginia4 Schools
  24. Nevada4 Schools
  25. Delaware3 Schools
  26. Wisconsin3 Schools
  27. Oregon3 Schools
  28. Alabama2 Schools
  29. Minnesota2 Schools
  30. West Virginia2 Schools
  31. New Mexico2 Schools
  32. Rhode Island2 Schools
  33. Mississippi1 Schools
  34. Utah1 Schools
  35. Montana1 Schools
  36. Washington DC1 Schools
  37. New Hampshire1 Schools
  38. Idaho1 Schools
  39. Louisiana1 Schools
  40. Maine1 Schools

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