Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 83,872. Of these students, 30,161 are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Portland's largest health information school is Portland Community College. In 2010, Portland Community College graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in health information.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in health information from health information schools in Portland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at health information schools in Portland was $2,944 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,545 for health information related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in health information, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Portland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 health information technicians in Oregon were working in the greater Portland area. The number of health information technicians in Portland is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,900 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.