Health Information Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of health information management classes at one of the 117 accredited health information management schools in the country, you play a influential role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the health information management academic community and the future trends. Academia in health information management includes health information management training at the following levels:

  • Health Information Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Health Information Management
  • Bachelors degree in Health Information Management
  • Masters degree in Health Information Management


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Health information management professionals

397,620 408,230 426,780 442,290 459,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 459,080 health information management professionals working in the US in 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of health information management professionals has grown by 15%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Health information management professionals

10th percentile
$36,260
25th percentile
$45,610
50th percentile
$58,310
75th percentile
$75,830
90th percentile
$99,155

The median yearly salary earned by health information management professionals, in 2010, was $58,310. The median yearly salary for health information management professionals in the US was 6% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Health Information Management

$50,685 $53,140 $55,425 $56,570 $58,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Health information management professionals' salaries have seen a 15% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Health Information Management Student enrollment growth by degree

186 194 188 160 191
575 644 716 775 790
0 0 0 0 0
20 30 45 57 39
1,370 1,393 1,544 1,285 978
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Health Information Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Health Information Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Health Information Management

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for health information management professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 2,151 students graduated from health information management degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 1,998 students graduated from health information management schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 7% decline in the number of health information management graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the decline in the number of students graduating from health information management courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Health Information Management Programs offered Nationwide

associate
22
bachelor
48
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
29
Total103

The number of schools offering health information management programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 103 health information management schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 117 schools.

Health Information Management Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. Ohio9 Schools
  2. Mississippi8 Schools
  3. Pennsylvania7 Schools
  4. Florida7 Schools
  5. Illinois5 Schools
  6. Texas5 Schools
  7. Arizona5 Schools
  8. North Carolina4 Schools
  9. Oklahoma4 Schools
  10. Louisiana4 Schools
  11. Minnesota4 Schools
  12. New Jersey4 Schools
  13. New York4 Schools
  14. Kansas3 Schools
  15. Maryland3 Schools
  16. Tennessee3 Schools
  17. Missouri3 Schools
  18. California3 Schools
  19. Georgia3 Schools
  20. Indiana2 Schools
  21. Oregon2 Schools
  22. Massachusetts2 Schools
  23. Alabama2 Schools
  24. Michigan2 Schools
  25. Utah2 Schools
  26. Washington State2 Schools
  27. Montana2 Schools
  28. Wisconsin2 Schools
  29. New Mexico2 Schools
  30. Idaho2 Schools
  31. Kentucky1 Schools
  32. South Dakota1 Schools
  33. Alaska1 Schools
  34. Arkansas1 Schools
  35. West Virginia1 Schools
  36. Colorado1 Schools
  37. Nebraska1 Schools

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