Graduates will find employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics and other health-care facilities or health-insurance/managed care organizations.
Health Information Technicians generally work a 40-hour week that may include evening, weekend, or holiday in a large, acute-care hospital and day-time only hours for positions in physician’s offices, long term care facilities, or other organizations. A health information technician with experience in coding or medical transcription can also work from home through an employer-developed remote electronic connection or through an outside agency contract.
Entry-level salaries for graduates of this program will vary depending on employment situations and the geographic location.
Nation-wide median annual earnings for health information technology as of May 2020 is $44,090.
- Management of companies and enterprises - $50,010
- Hospitals; state, local, and private - $46,880
- Administrative and support services - $43,890
- Professional, scientific, and technical services - $43,460
- Offices of physicians - $39,190
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.
An aging population will require more medical services, and health information technicians will be needed to organize and manage the older generations’ health information data. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.
Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, will lead to an increased need for specialists to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.
Cancer registrars are expected to continue to be in high demand. With an increase in the older population, there will likely be more types of special purpose registries because many illnesses are detected and treated later in life.
Some of the information is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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