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Health Information Schools In West Virginia

Health Information classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited health information schools in West Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of health information and health information training in West Virginia, which includes health information training at the health information associates degree level.


  1. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  2. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  3. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Health Information Employment

West Virginia 1,260
National 176,090

Approximately 1% of the country's health information professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Health information professionals In West Virginia

1,310 1,290 1,250 1,280 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of health information is shrinking. In West Virginia, 50 less health information professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of health information has shrunk by 4% in West Virginia. This decline is slower than the change in the number of health information professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of health information professionals has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Health Information VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$25,050 $26,090 $26,580 $27,330 $27,750
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Information
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of health information professionals is declining, the salaries paid to health information professionals are increasing in West Virginia. The mean salary for health information professionals in 2006 was $25,050 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $27,750 per year.

Salary percentiles for Health information professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, health information professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 166% 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 West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Health information professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Health Information
Health Information Management
Health Science
Information Systems
Information Technology
Medical Coding

In West Virginia, health information professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Health Information programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited health information schools in West Virginia is decreasing. In West Virginia, there were 31 graduates in 2006. And there were 23 graduates from health information courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of health information school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 26%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in health information.

Health Information Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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