Associate Degree in Health Information Technology

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The field of health information technology is booming! Consider the following statistics:

  • It’s listed among the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States.1
  • Jobs are expected to increase by 20 to 25 percent by the year 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations.2
  • Salaries are strong—$31,000 to $66,000 a year—depending on experience and employment sect.3
  • The industry is evolving so quickly that there is a void of qualified employees.4

Bryan University can fast-track you to success, giving you the education, skills, and confidence needed to qualify for a great job in less than two years.

Develop the Skills Employers Demand
Health Information Technicians play an integral role in the medical world, providing an essential link between physicians, patients’ medical records, insurance companies, and regulating agencies:

  • Maintaining confidentiality and security of all medical records
  • Reviewing records for accuracy and completeness
  • Communicating with healthcare professionals regarding diagnoses, treatments, etc.
  • Transferring information securely to other healthcare departments
  • Working with healthcare professionals to identify data used in research studies

High-Growth Career Prospects
With an estimated 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017, and nearly 75 percent of employers facing a void of qualified candidates5, there is a huge demand for health information technologists to fill many exciting positions:

  • Health Information Technician
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Compliance Auditor Officer
  • Clinical Data Specialist
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Data Resource Administrator
  • Research and Decision Support Specialist

Diverse Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • College Health Departments
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Health Product Vendors
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • IT Companies
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Surgery Centers
  • Administrative Offices
  • Grant-Making Organizations

Attractive Salaries
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Health Information Technicians earn $31,290 to $66,060 a year. On the high end, Health Information Technicians employed by pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing businesses gross more than $66,000 a year.

At Bryan University, we give you a clear pathway to these exciting opportunities, so that you’re ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate. Learn how we put you on the path.

A full industry profile of salaries is available in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (LINK: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292071.htm)

 

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