Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has one health informatics school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State Technical College Waco has a total student population of 6,816. It is the 4665th highest ranked school in the USA and the 252nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Health Informatics students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 650 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $73,430. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $34,670/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.403 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.761/1000 are held by database administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas State Technical College Waco ends up costing a student $7,806/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|