With an overall population of 96,650 and a student population of 37,054, approximately 14,834 of Charleston students attend one of Charleston's schools that offer health information programs.
Trident Technical College is the largest health information school in Charleston, based on student population. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Trident Technical College with credentials in health information.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a health information certificate from one of Charleston's health information schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,450 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for health information related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in health information, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Charleston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,080 health information technicians in South Carolina. Of these health information technicians, 340 were working in the greater Charleston area. By the year 2018, the number of health information technicians is expected to increase by 23% in Charleston. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
As a health information technician in Charleston, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health information technicians in the state.