Boston has a total population of 589,141 and a student population of 123,971. Of these students, 27,537 are enrolled in schools that offer health information management programs.
The largest health information management school in Boston, by student population, is Northeastern University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Health Information Management program at Northeastern University.
In 2009 tuition at health information management schools in Boston was $35,362 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for health information management related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boston-based health information management schools, you will have an added expense of $12,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $41,312.
Many health information management graduates choose to work as health information managers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boston, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 9,040 health information managers in Massachusetts, 5,190 were working in the greater Boston area. The government projects that the number of health information managers in Boston will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health information managers.