With an overall population of 4,914 and a student population of 1,615, approximately 1,615 of Sheldon students attend one of Sheldon's schools that offer health information programs.
The largest health information school in Sheldon, by student population, is Northwest Iowa Community College. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Health Information program at Northwest Iowa Community College.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in health information from health information schools in Sheldon in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sheldon's health information schools was $14,816 per year for instate students and $15,866 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for health information related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sheldon-based health information schools, you will have an added expense of $4,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,920.
If you decide to work as a health information technician in Sheldon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 health information technicians in Iowa were working in the greater Sheldon area. Sheldon's health information technician workforce is projected 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 Sheldon is $31,370 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health information technicians.