Alabama contains fourteen schools that offer medical informatics programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking medical informatics school in AL, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 medical informatics schools in Alabama, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington University in St Louis comes out as the most expensive ($28,951/yr), with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest recorded at only $7,644/yr.
Medical Informatics students from Alabama schools who go on to become medical informatics specialists, medical assistants, medical billing specialists, medical secretaries, 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, within the medical informatics schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical informatics, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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