With an overall population of 4,943 and a student population of 1,556, approximately 1,556 of Marion students attend one of Marion's schools that offer health information programs.
Marion's largest health information school is McDowell Technical Community College. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Health Information program at McDowell Technical Community College.
A reported 24 students graduated with credentials in health information in Marion in 2010. In 2009 tuition at health information schools in Marion was $1,668 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for health information related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Marion after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Marion, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. There were 5,280 health information technicians working in North Carolina and 240 working in the greater Marion area in 2010. The number of health information technicians in Marion is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Marion, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,120 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.