Health information management technology requires a unique blend of medical, business, and information systems skills. Our program’s hands on labs consists of healthcare software experiences including the electronic health record, encoder, and Microsoft applications. The degree program capstone is a practicum with 100 supervised hours in the field.
Coders and health information technicians work primarily in hospitals or physicians’ offices, though employment is available in variety of healthcare settings, insurance companies, government entities, and third party vendors. The median annual wage for health information technicians was $55,560 in October 2023 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of our students continue their education with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and pursue the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. Students can also seek additional coding credentials through certification exams.
Formal Articulation Agreements
We do not currently have any formal articulation agreements for this program. However, some students do continue their education at other colleges and universities. If you have questions about transfer eligibility, please reach out to the program chair.