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Health Information Technology Careers

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.

Common job titles often held by professionals with an AAS in Health Information Technology in today’s job market:

  • Health information technician 
  • Health information management clerk
  • Medical records clerk / Medical records technician 
  • Medical coder/Clinical coder/Coding manager/ Coding specialist
  • Medical billing specialist / Reimbursement specialist
  • Clinical documentation consultant / Clinical data collection and reporting specialist