Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has one health information management school within its city limits. Our Lady of the Lake College has a total student population of 1,870. It is the 4883rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 110th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Health Information Management students from Baton Rouge schools who go on to become health information managers, medical coders, medical informatics specialists, medical technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Baton Rouge area alone, there are 320 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $54,490. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $77,500/yr and there are 650 employed.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.790 out of every 1000 jobs in Baton Rouge are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.877/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Our Lady of the Lake College ends up costing a student $9,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|