Birmingham has a total population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088. Of these students, 16,874 are enrolled in schools that offer health information management programs.
Birmingham's largest health information management school is University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Health Information Management program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in health information management in Birmingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Birmingham's health information management schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $25,451 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 management program in Birmingham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board at Birmingham-based health information management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
After graduating with your credentials in health information management, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,980 health information technicians in Alabama, 150 were working in the greater Birmingham area. By the year 2018, the number of health information technicians is expected to increase by 14% in Birmingham. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Birmingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.