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Schools Offering Health Information Programs in Illinois


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Illinois students graduate with degrees in health information. Thus, Illinois' 21 health information schools put out approximately 437 health information technicians each year.

Top Schools

Taylor Business Institute, which is located in Chicago, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a health information program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 30 students graduated with a degree in health information from Taylor Business Institute in 2010. Tuition at Taylor Business Institute was $13,500 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a health information program is Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College, which is located in Robinson. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. The tuition rate at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College was $2,772 per year.

Cost

Health information schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $6,762 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $20,980 per year, or as little as $2,472 per year. In 2010, the health information schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
  2. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year

The health information schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Highland Community College - located in Freeport, students are charged $2,472 per year
  2. Rend Lake College - located in Ina, students are charged $2,550 per year
  3. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year

A health information degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from health information school in Illinois go on to work as a health information technician. If you decide to work as a health information technician in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,090 Illinois health information technicians as of 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of health information technicians work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 4,720 health information technicians
  2. Marshall County - 310 health information technicians
  3. Lake County - 280 health information technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health information technicians in Illinois will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 8,590 health information technicians working in Illinois.

Salary

On average, a health information technician earns a salary of $34,690 per year in Illinois state. In 2010, however, some Illinois health information technicians earned as little as less than $17,530 per year or as much as more than $62,690 per year. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for health information technicians:

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

On average, health information technicians 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

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in health information. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or medical coding.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Health Information in Illinois
  • Certificate in Health Information in Illinois

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

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