Health Information Schools

As a professor or instructor of health information classes at one of the 459 accredited health information schools in the country, you play a valuable role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in health information, which encompasses health information training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Health information professionals

164,700 165,590 168,650 170,580 176,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

176,090 health information professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of health information professionals has grown by 7%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Health information professionals

10th percentile
$21,240
25th percentile
$25,570
50th percentile
$32,350
75th percentile
$42,170
90th percentile
$53,430

The median yearly salary earned by health information professionals, in 2010, was $32,350. This is 49% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Health Information

$28,030 $29,290 $30,610 $31,290 $32,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

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

Educational Trends

National Health Information Student enrollment growth by degree

2,387 2,618 2,862 2,890 3,646
0 6 6 61 183
6 4 8 0 0
8 3 5 0 0
2,801 2,716 2,588 2,799 2,338
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Health Information
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Health Information
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Health Information
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Health Information
  • Grey: Certificate in Health Information

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for health information professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 5,202 students graduated from health information degree programs in the US. In 2010, 6,167 students graduated from health information schools.

This represents a 19% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from health information courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Health Information Programs offered Nationwide

associate
256
bachelor
9
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
157
Total422

It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering health information programs has also increased. In the year 2006, there were 334 health information schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 459 schools.

Health Information Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. Texas43 Schools
  2. Florida38 Schools
  3. California36 Schools
  4. Ohio30 Schools
  5. Illinois21 Schools
  6. Missouri16 Schools
  7. Pennsylvania15 Schools
  8. Michigan15 Schools
  9. Minnesota15 Schools
  10. Tennessee15 Schools
  11. New York15 Schools
  12. Georgia14 Schools
  13. Indiana14 Schools
  14. Washington State10 Schools
  15. North Carolina10 Schools
  16. South Carolina9 Schools
  17. Wisconsin9 Schools
  18. Maryland8 Schools
  19. New Mexico8 Schools
  20. Louisiana7 Schools
  21. Arizona7 Schools
  22. Arkansas7 Schools
  23. Massachusetts7 Schools
  24. Virginia7 Schools
  25. New Jersey7 Schools
  26. Alabama6 Schools
  27. Colorado6 Schools
  28. Kentucky6 Schools
  29. Oklahoma5 Schools
  30. Utah5 Schools
  31. Nevada5 Schools
  32. Iowa5 Schools
  33. Kansas5 Schools
  34. Oregon4 Schools
  35. South Dakota4 Schools
  36. Mississippi4 Schools
  37. North Dakota4 Schools
  38. Connecticut3 Schools
  39. Idaho3 Schools
  40. West Virginia3 Schools
  41. Maine2 Schools
  42. Hawaii2 Schools
  43. Nebraska2 Schools
  44. Montana1 Schools
  45. Vermont1 Schools

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