Medical Coding Schools

As a professor or instructor of medical coding classes at one of the 499 accredited medical coding schools in the country, you play a fundamental role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The trends in the medical coding academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes medical coding training at the following levels:

  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Associates degree in Medical Coding
  • Bachelors degree in Medical Coding


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Medical coding professionals

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

There were 176,090 medical coding professionals working in the US in 2010. This number has grown by 7% over the course of the past 4 years.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Medical coding 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 coding professionals was $32,350 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for medical coding professionals in the US was 49% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Medical Coding

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

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for medical coding professionals have grown by 15%.

Educational Trends

National Medical Coding Student enrollment growth by degree

436 566 922 1,414 1,266
0 0 0 0 2
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
7,293 8,802 9,393 12,387 15,345
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Medical Coding
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Coding
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Medical Coding
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Medical Coding
  • Grey: Certificate in Medical Coding

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for medical coding professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In the year 2006 there were 7,729 students who graduated from medical coding degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 16,613 students graduating from medical coding schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 115% growth in the number of medical coding graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from medical coding courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Medical Coding Programs offered Nationwide

associate
73
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
399
Total473

It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering medical coding programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 299 medical coding schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 499 schools.

Medical Coding Faculty Salaries

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  1. Florida51 Schools
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