Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has sixteen health informatics schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a health informatics program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Health Informatics students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 200 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $68,020. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $42,810/yr and there are 530 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0/1000 are held by database administrators.
Of the 16 health informatics schools with a 2500-mile radius of Honolulu, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stanford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,697/yr) for health informatics students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.