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How will your health information education stack up?

If you want to study health information 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 464 traditional health information schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have health information programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Molloy College - located in Rockville Centre, New York
  2. Boise State University - located in Boise, Idaho
  3. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred - located in Alfred, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, 6,167 students earned degrees in health information in the US. Of these students, 2,338 graduated from certificate programs in health information and 3,829 graduated from undergraduate programs in health information.


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

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

Health information students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their health information degree:

  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Clerical
  • Computer Skills
  • International Classification of Diseases Coding
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement


On average in 2010, health information schools in the US charged $12,418 in tuition per year. The following health information schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, students paid $28,758
  2. Gwynedd Mercy College - located in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, students paid $24,180
  3. Molloy College - located in Rockville Centre, New York, students paid $20,780

The lowest tuition was charged by the following health information schools:

  1. Northwest Iowa Community College - located in Sheldon, Iowa, students paid $4,410
  2. Boise State University - located in Boise, Idaho, students paid $4,864
  3. Louisiana Tech University - located in Ruston, Louisiana, students paid $5,220

How will your health information job compare?

The highest percentage of health information graduates pursue careers as health information technicians. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 176,090 health information technicians. The states with the largest populations of health information technicians are:

  1. California - 17,340 Health Information Technicians
  2. Texas - 14,710 Health Information Technicians
  3. Florida - 10,880 Health Information Technicians

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for health information technicians to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Utah - 36%
  2. Georgia - 27%
  3. Texas - 25%


In the US, a health information technician earns on average $32,027 per year. However, the salary for a health information technician can greatly vary based on factors such as education, shift differentials or education. Approximately 10 percent of health information technicians earn less than $15,680 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $99,300 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a health information technician:

  1. New Jersey - $47,050 per year
  2. Washington DC - $43,140 per year
  3. Hawaii - $42,430 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for health information technicians:

  1. Mississippi - $27,230 per year
  2. West Virginia - $27,750 per year
  3. Louisiana - $29,120 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 176,090 $35,010 9.7%