Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one health informatics school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Barton County Community College has a total student population of 4,237. It is the 4026th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Health Informatics students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 230 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $62,090. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $29,440/yr and there are 560 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.880 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.765/1000 are held by database administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Barton County Community College ends up costing a student $9,108/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|