Salem has a general population of 136,924 and an overall student population of 16,514. Approximately 12,217 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Salem, the largest health information school, by student population, is Chemeketa Community College. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Chemeketa Community College with credentials in health information.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a health information certificate in Salem. If you decide to attend a health information school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,510.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for health information related books and supplies each year.
Many health information graduates choose to work as health information technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are good. There were 2,640 health information technicians working in Oregon and 320 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. Salem's health information technician workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Salem, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,870 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.