Ottumwa has a total population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203. Of these students, 5,137 are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Ottumwa's largest health information school is Indian Hills Community College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Health Information program at Indian Hills Community College.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in health information from health information schools in Ottumwa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ottumwa's health information schools was $13,272 per year for instate students and $14,760 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based health information schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many health information graduates choose to work as health information technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of health information technicians in Ottumwa will 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 Ottumwa is $29,330 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.