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States with health information management schools

How will your health information management education stack up?

If you want to study health information management at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 119 traditional health information management schools in the US.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with health information management programs were:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State
  3. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in health information management were earned by 1,998 students in the US. Of these students, 978 received certifications in health information management, 981 received an undergraduate degree in health information management, and 39 received a graduate-level degree in health information management.


Students can pursue education in health information management at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Master's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Certificate in Health Information Management

The skills and/or knowledge that health information management students can expect to gain during the course of their health information management education are:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Healthcare Law
  • Written Communication
  • Clerical


In 2010, health information management schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $13,405 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following health information management schools:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois, students paid $38,463
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362
  3. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, Missouri, students paid $31,342

The health information management schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Monongalia County Technical Education Center - located in Morgantown, West Virginia, students paid $1,050
  2. University of Louisiana at Lafayette - located in Lafayette, Louisiana, students paid $4,016
  3. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - located in Tallahassee, Florida, students paid $3,958

How will your health information management job compare?

Health information manager is the profession of choice for a large number of health information management graduates. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 282,990 health information managers working in the US in 2010. The largest populations of health information managers are in the following states:

  1. California - 27,300 Health Information Managers
  2. New York - 27,260 Health Information Managers
  3. Texas - 18,640 Health Information Managers

Projected Growth

The number of health information managers is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 31%
  2. Georgia - 29%
  3. Texas - 24%


In the US, a health information manager earns on average $86,112 per year. However, the salary for a health information manager can greatly vary based on factors such as work conditions, professional associations and certifications or seniority. A health information manager in the US can earn anywhere from less than $24,300 per year to more than $166,260 per year. On average, a health information manager earns the most in the following states:

  1. Massachusetts - $112,670 per year
  2. Washington State - $109,670 per year
  3. Rhode Island - $109,580 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for health information managers are:

  1. Oklahoma - $70,330 per year
  2. North Dakota - $72,430 per year
  3. Wyoming - $72,980 per year

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health information management?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 282,990 $93,670 23.0%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 176,090 $35,010 9.7%