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Schools Offering Health Information Programs in Texas


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Texas students graduate with degrees in health information. Thus, Texas' 43 health information schools put out approximately 573 health information technicians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a health information program is CCI Training Center, which is located in Arlington. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. In 2010, 81 students graduated from CCI Training Center's health information program.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a health information program is Southwest Career College. Southwest Career College, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in El Paso. 73 students graduated with degree in health information from Southwest Career College in 2010. Students at Southwest Career College paid $12,500 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a health information program is Anamarc College, which is located in El Paso. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, 47 students graduated from Anamarc College health information program. Anamarc College charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' health information schools ranges from $14,826 per year to $1,007 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,216 per year. In 2010, the health information schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Westwood College-Houston South - located in Houston, students are charged $13,825 per year
  2. Westwood College-Ft Worth - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $13,825 per year

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

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A health information degree from a Texas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from health information school in Texas go on to work as a health information technician. If you decide to work as a health information technician in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 14,710 Texas health information technicians as of 2010. The largest populations of Texas health information technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 3,270 health information technicians
  2. Collin County - 2,570 health information technicians
  3. Atascosa County - 1,840 health information technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health information technicians in Texas will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 16,520 health information technicians working in Texas.

Salary

On average, health information technicians earn $34,420 per year. In 2010, however, some Texas health information technicians earned as little as less than $15,760 per year or as much as more than $67,780 per year. A health information technician in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Atascosa County - $40,380 per year
  2. Austin County - $37,220 per year
  3. Bell County - $36,670 per year

A health information technician in the following counties in Texas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Webb County - $23,310 per year
  2. Brewster County - $24,520 per year
  3. Hidalgo County - $25,290 per year

More Information

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

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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 14,710 $34,420 67.9%
 

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