Pennsylvania contains six schools that offer medical informatics programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking medical informatics school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 medical informatics schools in Pennsylvania, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($31,720/yr), with University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus as the lowest recorded at only $18,786/yr.
Medical Informatics students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical informatics, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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