Health Information Technology

Career that only needs an AA/AS

Description of career

Health information technicians organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. They do a lot!

Salary

The median annual wage for health information technicians is $34,160

3 Colleges that offer major

Kilgore College- Kilgore, Texas

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Champlain College-Burlington, Vermont

Projected job outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.