Health Information in Virginia

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Schools Offering Health Information Programs in Virginia


Around 0.0% of Virginia's graduates graduate from health information degree programs every year. That means an estimated 74 health information technicians graduate from Virginia's 7 health information schools each year.

Top Schools

National College-Salem, which is located in Salem, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a health information program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, National College-Salem graduated 48 students from its health information program. Students at National College-Salem paid $10,489 per year in tuition fees.

Sanz School, which is located in Falls Church, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a health information program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010.

Northern Virginia Community College, which is located in Annandale, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a health information program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with degree in health information from Northern Virginia Community College in 2010. Tuition at Northern Virginia Community College was $2,998 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Virginia's health information schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,256 per year, though tuition can range from $11,880 per year to $2,998 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia health information schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus - located in Richmond, students are charged $11,880 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus - located in Reston, students are charged $11,880 per year
  3. National College-Salem - located in Salem, students are charged $10,489 per year

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

  1. Northern Virginia Community College - located in Annandale, students are charged $2,998 per year
  2. Tidewater Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $3,212 per year
  3. Virginia Highlands Community College - located in Abingdon, students are charged $3,330 per year

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

The highest percentage of health information graduates in Virginia pursue careers as a health information technician. Virginia had 3,740 health information technicians in 2010. The Virginia counties with the largest populations of health information technicians are:

  1. Chesapeake County - 1,000 health information technicians
  2. Caroline County - 640 health information technicians
  3. Botetourt 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 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,280 health information technicians working in the Virginia then.

Salary

On average, health information technicians earn $35,200 per year. However, Virginia health information technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,190 per year to more than $58,170 per year in 2010. On average a health information technician earns the most in the following Virginia counties:

  1. Albemarle County - $38,190 per year
  2. Brunswick County - $37,460 per year
  3. Harrisonburg County - $36,400 per year

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

  1. Danville County - $26,280 per year
  2. Buchanan County - $30,820 per year
  3. Giles County - $31,140 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in health information in Virginia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or medical coding, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,540 miles from location Northern Virginia Community College Annandale VA 16.7061 n/a 46,619
5,469 miles from location Tidewater Community College Norfolk VA 13.232 n/a 30,447
5,677 miles from location National College-Salem Salem VA 21.647 n/a 6,691
5,782 miles from location Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon VA 11.018 n/a 2,875
5,530 miles from location Sanz School Falls Church VA 19.5071 n/a 1,658
5,547 miles from location University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus Reston VA 5.74171 n/a 365
5,541 miles from location University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus Richmond VA 1.66952 n/a 236
 

Curious what studying Health Information gets you?

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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 + 3,740 $35,200 11.3%
 

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