Sioux Falls, SD (population: 160,938) has twenty medical informatics schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical informatics program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Medical Informatics students from Sioux Falls 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.
Sioux Falls lies in Minnehaha county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Sioux Falls area has 134,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $17.23/hr average worker wage, and a $35,840 average annual salary.
Of the 20 medical informatics schools with a 500-mile radius of Sioux Falls, 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) for medical informatics students, with Mid-State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,455/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sioux Falls|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||50.0 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||74.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||99.0 miles|