Health Information Technology
Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals acquire, organize, and manage health information data. They ensure 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, databases and registries, and maintenance of patients’ medical treatment histories.
- Associate in Applied Science (Make A Plan)
- Certificate (Make A Plan)
- Short-term Certificate (Make A Plan)
- The HIT Coding Certificate program will provide students with the necessary background to complete an entry level coding exam, such as the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $35,900 and the hourly earnings is $17.26. The top 10% annual earnings is $59,200 and the hourly earnings is $28.44.
Employment is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 – 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.