Alabama contains three schools that offer health informatics programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking health informatics school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 health informatics schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($11,131/yr), with Alabama State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,173/yr.
Health Informatics students from Alabama schools who go on to become health informatics professionals, database administrators, health informatics specialists, health information specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880. Also, Database administrators make on average $74,290 per year and there are about 108,080 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 1,080 employed database administrators earning an average yearly salary of $61,540. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $28,800/yr and there are 2,710 employed.
Also, within the health informatics schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from health informatics, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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