Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three health informatics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Omnitech Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a health informatics program, has a total student population of 99. It is the 2862nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Health Informatics students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 2,750 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $75,770. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $31,150/yr and there are 2,020 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by database administrators.
Of the 3 health informatics schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Omnitech Institute comes out as the most expensive ($44,240/yr) for health informatics students, with Macon State College as the lowest, reported at only $6,379/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|