Health Information Technology | Mercy College

Health Information Technology

Career Outlook

Common Occupational Titles
  • Medical Coder
  • Compliance Specialist/Auditor
  • Director/Manager of HIM Department
  • Data Analyst
  • Documentation Specialist
  • EHR Implementation Specialist
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
 
Employment Growth
The Bureau of Labor reports that "employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations." As more hospitals, physician offices, and other health care providers use electronic health records, the need for trained health information technologists is expected to increase.

Salary Information
Average annual wage - $34,160 (bls.gov)

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA’s) primary goal is to provide the knowledge, resources and tools to advance health information professional practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare. Whether you work in the field, or are just interested in learning more about the profession, www.ahima.org provides the answers to your HIM questions and effective solutions for critical HIM issues. A great resource that might help you determine if this is the right career and major for you is to explore the career map on the AHIMA website. The Career Map features in-depth information about the many career options for HIM professionals, and includes updated salary study results, job data, and self-assessments to measure if you are ready for a new role. You can also view all self-assessments here http://www.ahima.org/careers/selfassessments . To explore the career map visit http://hicareers.com/careermap/.