Sweetwater has a general population of 11,415 and an overall student population of 1,689. Approximately 1,689 of Sweetwater's students are enrolled in schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Sweetwater, the largest health information school, by student population, is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. In 2010, Texas State Technical College-West Texas graduated approximately 20 students from its health information program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a health information degree in Sweetwater. Tuition in 2009 at Sweetwater's health information schools was $16,335 per year for instate students and $20,691 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,641 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Sweetwater. And if you live on campus at one of the Sweetwater-based health information schools, you will have an added expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
If you plan on staying in Sweetwater after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Sweetwater, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. In 2010, there were 13,120 health information technicians in Texas. Of these health information technicians, 330 were working in the greater Sweetwater area. The number of health information technicians in Sweetwater is expected to increase by 25% 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 Sweetwater is $23,820 per year, which is lower than the average for health information technicians state-wide.