San Mateo, CA (population: 93,990) has one health information technology school within its city limits. College of San Mateo has a total student population of 11,310. It is the 4816th highest ranked school in the USA and the 452nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Health Information Technology students from San Mateo schools who go on to become health information workers, medical billing specialists, medical coders, medical informatics 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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,430 employed database administrators earning an average salary of $92,180. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $46,300/yr and there are 740 employed.
San Mateo lies in San Mateo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Mateo are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 1/1000 are held by database administrators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of San Mateo ends up costing a student $7,632/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Mateo|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||13.6 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||16.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||22.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||27.8 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||31.0 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||80.6 miles|