With an overall population of 40,787 and a student population of 5,519, approximately 5,453 of Hutchinson students attend one of Hutchinson's schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Hutchinson, the largest health information school, by student population, is Hutchinson Community College. In 2010, Hutchinson Community College graduated approximately 41 students from its health information program.
In 2010, 41 students graduated with a health information degree in Hutchinson. If you decide to attend one of Hutchinson's health information schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,048 per year in instate tuition and $13,136 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Hutchinson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,816 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,032.
Many health information graduates choose to work as health information technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hutchinson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,320 health information technicians in Kansas, 780 were working in the greater Hutchinson area. By the year 2018, the number of health information technicians is expected to increase by 18% in Hutchinson. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health information technician in Hutchinson is $26,410 per year, which is lower than the average for health information technicians state-wide.