There are schools offering health information programs in North Carolina!
Schools Offering Health Information Programs in North Carolina
Each year, roughly 0.1% of North Carolina students graduate with degrees in health information. In other words, every year an estimated 125 health information technicians graduate from North Carolina's 10 health information schools.
The top-ranked school in North Carolina with a health information program is Edgecombe Community College, which is located in Tarboro. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. 10 students graduated with a degree in health information from Edgecombe Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Edgecombe Community College was $1,880 per year.
The second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a health information program is Davidson County Community College. Davidson County Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Thomasville. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Davidson County Community College health information program. Davidson County Community College charged in-state students $1,466 in tuition fees per year.
Brunswick Community College, which is located in Bolivia, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a health information program. It received a ranking of 84th in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with degree in health information from Brunswick Community College in 2010. Brunswick Community College charged in-state students $1,908 in tuition fees per year.
Tuition at North Carolina's health information schools ranges from $2,024 per year to $1,466 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,862 per year. In 2010, the health information schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Carolina were:
- Central Piedmont Community College - located in Charlotte, students are charged $2,024 per year
- Pitt Community College - located in Winterville, students are charged $1,980 per year
- Brunswick Community College - located in Bolivia, students are charged $1,908 per year
The health information schools in North Carolina that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Davidson County Community College - located in Thomasville, students are charged $1,466 per year
- Catawba Valley Community College - located in Hickory, students are charged $1,855 per year
- Richmond Community College - located in Hamlet, students are charged $1,866 per year
A health information degree from a North Carolina school... what next?
The highest percentage of health information graduates in North Carolina pursue careers as a health information technician. 5,110 health information technicians were working in North Carolina in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of North Carolina health information technicians:
- Anson County - 770 health information technicians
- Bladen County - 540 health information technicians
- Guilford County - 510 health information technicians
The government projects that by 2018, the number of health information technicians in the state of North Carolina will grow to 6,480. This would require a 22% growth in the profession.
On average, health information technicians earn $32,300 per year. However, North Carolina health information technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,100 per year to more than $61,670 per year in 2010. The following counties in North Carolina have the highest average salaries for health information technicians:
- Guilford County - $41,360 per year
- Chatham County - $39,600 per year
- Alamance County - $34,270 per year
The following counties in North Carolina have the lowest average salaries for health information technicians:
- Edgecombe County - $25,960 per year
- Beaufort County - $26,220 per year
- Bladen County - $27,670 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina statistics regarding a career in health information and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 North Carolina
- Certificate in Health Information in North Carolina
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||5,110||$32,300||2.0%|
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