Lafayette, LA (population: 113,767) has two health information technology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge, the highest ranked school in this group with a health information technology program, has a total student population of 781. It is the 3611th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Health Information Technology students from Lafayette 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.
Lafayette lies in Lafayette county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 146,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.45/hr average worker wage, and a $36,300 average annual salary.
Of the 2 health information technology schools with a 100-mile radius of Lafayette, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge comes out as the most expensive ($23,184/yr) for health information technology students, with Louisiana State University-Eunice as the lowest, reported at only $5,827/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lafayette|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||56.0 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||61.1 miles|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||69.9 miles|