The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
projects jobs for health information technicians to grow 15 percent from 2014
to 2024, much faster than average and more than twice the figure for all
occupations (7 percent).
Health information technicians are listed by America’s
Career InfoNet as having an annual growth rate of 30 percent. Workforce
Solutions of Greater Dallas identifies health information technicians among its
2014-2015 targeted occupations list and includes it among high-growth
occupations through 2020, contributing 2,250 jobs to the local economy with
average wages of $17.09 an hour.
Although most HIT
professionals work in hospitals, they are also found in other healthcare
settings including office-based physician practices, nursing homes, home health
agencies, mental health facilities and public health agencies. In fact, health information technicians may be employed in any organization that uses patient
data or health information, such as pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance
firms, and health product vendors.
job titles often held by professionals with an AAS in Health Information Technology
in today’s job market: