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  • Health Information Technology Job and Career Prospects

    The job outlook for the health information technology field is increasing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an associate degree can open the door to employment as a health information technician, medical coder, cancer registrar, and more.(1)

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    Health Information Technology Professionals:

    • Maintain health information systems.
    • Collect, analyze, and maintain healthcare data for quality patient care.
    • Compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, and quality management.
    • Use appropriate classification systems to code clinical data.
    • Should be knowledgeable in electronic health records (EHR) and legal health records.
    • Verify the health record is complete and accurate and accessible to healthcare providers when needed.

    Health Information Technology Online Career Training

    The Remington College Health Information Technology associate degree program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions and settings in the health information technology field.(1)

    Graduates of our online degree program may work in settings like hospitals, medical offices, nursing care facilities, and home healthcare services. And job opportunities are growing: the BLS projects employment in this area to increase by 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

    The electronic health record (EHR) is expanding the roles and responsibilities of health information technicians.

    Job prospects “will be best for those with a certification in health information.”(2)

    Skills Needed for Health Information Technology Jobs

    Workers in this field must possess:

    • Specialized knowledge: of medical and health insurance terminology and procedures.
    • Technical skills: with precise knowledge of multiple medical coding approaches.
    • Detail focus: to ensure accuracy in records and systems management.
    • Organizational skills: to maintain large and complex clinical databases and registries.