With an overall population of 24,747 and a student population of 8,735, approximately 6,691 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Salem, the largest health information school, by student population, is National College-Salem. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Health Information program at National College-Salem.
A reported 48 students graduated with credentials in health information in Salem in 2010. If you decide to attend a health information school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $8,149.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,980 for health information related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in health information, if you decide to work as a health information technician in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,480 health information technicians in Virginia. Of these health information technicians, 260 were working in the greater Salem area. The number of health information technicians in Salem is expected to increase by 22% 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 Salem is $31,380 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.