Scottsbluff has a general population of 14,732 and an overall student population of 2,353. Approximately 2,304 of Scottsbluff's students are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Scottsbluff, the largest health information school, by student population, is Western Nebraska Community College. In 2010, Western Nebraska Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its health information program.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in health information from health information schools in Scottsbluff in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,051 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Scottsbluff health information schools was an average of $12,339 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Scottsbluff. And if you live on campus at one of the Scottsbluff-based health information schools, you will have an added expense of $5,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,390.
If you plan on staying in Scottsbluff after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Scottsbluff, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 health information technicians in Nebraska were working in the greater Scottsbluff area. The government projects that the number of health information technicians in Scottsbluff will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Scottsbluff, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,600 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.