Durham has a total population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266. Of these students, 5,578 are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Durham Technical Community College is the largest health information school in Durham, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Health Information program at Durham Technical Community College.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in health information in Durham in 2010. If you decide to attend a health information school in Durham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,680.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Durham.
After graduating with your credentials in health information, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Durham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 5,280 health information technicians in North Carolina. Of these health information technicians, 370 were working in the greater Durham area. By the year 2018, the number of health information technicians is expected to increase by 22% in Durham. 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 Durham is $37,750 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.