With an overall population of 52,029 and a student population of 6,383, approximately 6,261 of Bend students attend one of Bend's schools that offer health information programs.
The largest health information school in Bend, by student population, is Central Oregon Community College. Approximately 59 students graduated in 2010 from Central Oregon Community College with credentials in health information.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a health information certificate in Bend. Tuition in 2009 at Bend's health information schools was $14,967 per year for instate students and $18,387 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for health information related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bend-based health information schools, you will have an added expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
If you plan on staying in Bend after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Bend, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. There were 2,640 health information technicians working in Oregon and 100 working in the greater Bend area in 2010. Bend's health information technician workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Bend is $32,630 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.