With an overall population of 42,940 and a student population of 7,320, approximately 7,320 of Grand Island students attend one of Grand Island's schools that offer health information programs.
Central Community College is the largest health information school in Grand Island, based on student population. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Central Community College with credentials in health information.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in health information in Grand Island in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Grand Island's health information schools was $10,306 per year for instate students and $11,416 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for health information related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Island-based health information schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
If you plan on staying in Grand Island after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Grand Island, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,700 health information technicians in Nebraska. Of these health information technicians, 170 were working in the greater Grand Island area. By the year 2018, the number of health information technicians is expected to increase by 19% in Grand Island. 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 Grand Island is $28,550 per year, which is lower than the average for health information technicians state-wide.