Mitchell, SD has thirteen medical informatics schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical informatics program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Medical Informatics students from Mitchell 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.
Mitchell lies in Davison county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary.
Of the 13 medical informatics schools with a 500-mile radius of Mitchell, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for medical informatics students, with Mid-State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,455/yr.