Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one health informatics school within its city limits. Tennessee State University has a total student population of 8,824. It is the 2860th highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Health Informatics students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 570 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $70,540. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $34,220/yr and there are 590 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.818 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.797/1000 are held by database administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee State University ends up costing a student $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|