Prescott has a general population of 33,938 and an overall student population of 11,158. Approximately 8,276 of Prescott's students are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Prescott, the largest health information school, by student population, is Yavapai College. In 2010, Yavapai College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in health information.
Tuition in 2009 at Prescott's health information schools was $9,312 per year for instate students and $15,982 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Prescott. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,020 per year, on average, for room and board at Prescott-based health information schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,292.
After graduating with your credentials in health information, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Prescott, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 57 health information technicians in Arizona were working in the greater Prescott area. The government projects that the number of health information technicians in Prescott will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Prescott, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,800 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.