Job Market and Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Health Information Technology  (HIT) is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2008.  On top of strong job prospects, competitive salaries also await Health Information Technology graduates.  After graduation, the next step is to successfully complete an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification to become an Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT). New HIT graduates credentialed as RHIT can earn $20,000 to $30,000.00 annually and $30,000 to $50,000 five years out.

Health Information Technology graduates work in a wide varied of job settings (i.e. hospital, home health agency, ambulatory surgery center, physician clinic, nursing home, insurance company, software company, etc.).  RHITs enjoy a broad selection of job opportunities and options for professional growth. Based on your skills, education, and interests, here are some positions available to you:

  • Health Data Analyst
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Records Technician Specialist
  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Physical Practice Manager
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Health Information management professionals are uniquely qualified to:

  • Ensure health information is complete and available to legitimate users
  • Code and classify data for reimbursement
  • Analyze information necessary for decision support
  • Protect patient privacy and provide information security
  • Enhance the quality and uses for data within healthcare
  • Administer health information computer systems
  • Comply with standards and regulations regarding health information
  • Prepare health data for accreditation surveys
  • Analyze clinical data for research and public policy

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