Health Information Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 10 accredited schools where health information classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State's health information academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in health information includes health information training at the following levels:

  • Health Information Certificate
  • Associates degree in Health Information


Schools

  1. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  2. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  3. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  4. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  5. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  6. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  7. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  8. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  9. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  10. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Health Information Employment

Washington State 4,920
National 176,090

Approximately 3% of the country's health information professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Health information professionals In Washington State

4,800 4,540 4,470 4,470 4,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of health information is growing. 120 more health information professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for health information professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of health information professionals working around the nation.

Health Information VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$32,720 $34,390 $35,950 $36,740 $37,630
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Information
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to health information professionals are growing in Washington State. The mean salary for health information professionals in 2006 was $32,720 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,630 per year.

Salary percentiles for Health information professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$24,110
25th percentile
$28,780
50th percentile
$35,360
75th percentile
$44,400
90th percentile
$55,910

Thus, there was a 13% growth in health information professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 132% pay differential between the highest paid health information professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of health information in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Health information professionals and related professions in Washington State

Health Information
$37,630
Health Information Management
$73,650
Health Science
$75,206
Information Systems
$106,700
Information Technology
$85,348
Medical Coding
$37,630

Health information professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Health Information programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
5
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
9
Total14

As the number of health information professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited health information schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 94 health information graduates from health information courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 117 graduates.

Thus there was a 24% percent increase in the number of health information school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in health information.

Health Information Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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