Health Information in Oregon

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Schools Offering Health Information Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in health information. In other words, every year an estimated 118 health information technicians graduate from Oregon's 4 health information schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a health information program is Portland Community College. Portland Community College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Portland Community College's health information program. Tuition at Portland Community College was $3,016 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a health information program is Central Oregon Community College. Central Oregon Community College, which was ranked 88th in the country in 2010, is located in Bend. In 2010, Central Oregon Community College graduated 57 students from its health information program. Tuition at Central Oregon Community College was $2,643 per year.

Chemeketa Community College, which was ranked 88th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a health information program. It is located in Salem. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated 20 students from its health information programs. Chemeketa Community College charged in-state students $3,645 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's health information schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,181 per year, though tuition can range from $3,645 per year to $2,643 per year. The Oregon health information schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Chemeketa Community College - located in Salem, students are charged $3,645 per year
  2. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, students are charged $3,418 per year
  3. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year

The following Oregon health information schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  3. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, students are charged $3,418 per year

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

The highest percentage of health information graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a health information technician. Oregon had 2,680 health information technicians in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Oregon health information technicians:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,400 health information technicians
  2. Marion County - 320 health information technicians
  3. Lane County - 260 health information technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of health information technicians is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,270 health information technicians working in the Oregon then.

Salary

A health information technician in Oregon earns $35,970 per year on average. However, Oregon health information technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,640 per year to more than $54,120 per year in 2010. On average a health information technician earns the most in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Clackamas County - $39,040 per year
  2. Linn County - $36,850 per year
  3. Baker County - $35,360 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for health information technicians:

  1. Douglas County - $29,400 per year
  2. Marion County - $31,270 per year
  3. Jackson County - $31,450 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oregon 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 Oregon
  • Certificate in Health Information in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,822 miles from location Lane Community College Eugene OR 9.16106 n/a 12,691
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
 

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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 + 2,680 $35,970 15.5%
 

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