Davenport has a general population of 98,359 and an overall student population of 85,822. Approximately 8,480 of Davenport's students are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Davenport, the largest health information school, by student population, is Eastern Iowa Community College District. In 2010, Eastern Iowa Community College District graduated approximately 36 students from its health information program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a health information certificate from one of Davenport's health information schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,652 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Davenport health information schools was an average of $13,332 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Davenport. And if you live on campus at one of the Davenport-based health information schools, you will have an added expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,872.
Many health information graduates choose to work as health information technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Davenport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 health information technicians in Iowa were working in the greater Davenport area. The number of health information technicians in Davenport is expected to increase by 18% 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 Davenport is $26,290 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health information technicians.