Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has three health informatics schools within its city limits. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health informatics program, has a total student population of 9,394. It is the 821st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Health Informatics students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,060 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $73,660. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $34,210/yr and there are 3,090 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.205 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 0.804/1000 are held by database administrators.
Of the 3 health informatics schools in Houston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Health Care Professions comes out as the most expensive ($26,016/yr) for health informatics students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|