Sumter has a total population of 39,643 and a student population of 5,148. Of these students, 4,137 are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
The largest health information school in Sumter, by student population, is Central Carolina Technical College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Central Carolina Technical College with credentials in health information.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in health information from health information schools in Sumter in 2010. If you decide to attend a health information school in Sumter, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,320.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $945 for health information related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a health information technician in Sumter, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,080 health information technicians in South Carolina. Of these health information technicians, 50 were working in the greater Sumter area. The number of health information technicians in Sumter is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. 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 Sumter is $28,930 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health information technicians.