Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Health Information Technology , the graduate will be able to:
Common Job Titles
Common job titles held by the registered health information technician (RHIT) in today's job market include coding specialist, medical record technician, DRG coordinator, health data analyst, insurance claim analyst, correspondence technician, physician practice manager, abstractor, transcriptionist and supervisor. It is anticipated that job titles will change as healthcare enterprises expand their reliance on information systems and technology. Registered health information technicians (RHIT) have, and will continue to hold, positions that support efforts toward the development of computer-based patient record systems and a national health information infrastructure.
Growth & Income
Employment of health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2008, due to rapid growth in the number of medical tests, and procedures which will be increasingly scrutinized by third party payors, regulators, courts and consumers according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology to be one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.
According to the AHIMA latest salary survey, most new HIM graduates with an associate degree earn an average $20,000 to $30,000 annually. Within 5 years, the average salary is between $30,000 to $50,000. To see the results of the latest membership salary and profile survey, click here.
Financial aid is available to qualified students through AHIMA's Foundation of Research and Education, which offers both loans and scholarships. For more information, call the scholarship hotline at (312) 233-1128. You may also be eligible for assistance from federally sponsored programs. For more information, call the Federal Student Financial Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243.
Each class is asked to complete a survey 6 months after graduation that asks for their impression of the learning experience they received in our Health Information Technology Program.
The results indicate 100% agreement that the students feel the program has:
In surveying the employers of our students and the professional practice site supervisors, results indicate 100% agreement that our students: