With an overall population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890, approximately 11,890 of West Columbia students attend one of West Columbia's schools that offer health information programs.
The largest health information school in West Columbia, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. In 2010, Midlands Technical College graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in health information.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in health information in West Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,533 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,440 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in West Columbia.
Many health information graduates choose to work as health information technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 2,080 health information technicians working in South Carolina and 520 working in the greater West Columbia area in 2010. West Columbia's health information technician workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 West Columbia is $34,870 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.