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Health Information Technology Careers

U.S. Career Institute’s Health Information Technology Degree gives you the opportunity for stability. Health Information Technicians work in hospitals and a variety of other settings, including physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and home healthcare services

  • Earn up to $37,970 per year*
  • Work in the secure healthcare industry
  • The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Health Information Technology jobs to increase 17.7% by 2026.**

National Certification Options for Medical Coding and Billing

  • a. American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • b. Requirements: AAPC Membership and exam fees. Successful completion of HM245 Diagnostic Coding and HM270 Procedural Coding.
  • c. Recommended: Before taking the CIC, we recommend you purchase the CIC study guide.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes
  • a. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • b. Requirements: Successful completion of a medical coding and billing program within the last 5 years, HS Diploma or GED and exam fees.
  • c. Recommended: USCI encourages our graduates to purchase the NHA test prep materials prior to taking the exam.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes
  • a. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • b. Requirements: HS Diploma or equivalent and exam fees.
  • c. Recommended: 6 months coding experience, completion of coding training program, AAS in Health Information Technologies and AAS in Medical Specialties.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes

National Certification Options for Medical Assistant

  • a. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • b. Requirements: NHA Membership and exam fees. To earn certification you must possess a high school diploma or GED. You must have successfully completed a Medical Assistant training or apprenticeship program, or have at least one year of supervised work experience in the health field.
  • c. Recommended: Before taking the CCMA, we recommend you purchase the CCMA study guide.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes
  • a. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • b. Requirements: NHA Membership and exam fees. To earn certification you must possess a high school diploma or GED. You must have successfully completed a Medical Administrative Assistant training or apprenticeship program, or have at least one year of supervised work experience in the health field.
  • c. Recommended: We recommend you purchase the CMAA study guide prior to taking the exam.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes

National Certification Options for Electronic Health Records

  • a. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • b. Requirements: NHA Membership and exam fees. To earn certification you must possess a high school diploma or GED. You must have successfully completed an Electronic Health Records training or apprenticeship program, or have at least one year of supervised work experience in the health field.
  • c. Recommended: In addition to your Electronic Health Records training, we recommend you purchase the CEHRS study guide prior to taking the exam.
  • d. USCI Recommended: Yes

Career Development Strategies

As part of your Health Information Technology program, you’ll complete GE200 Career Development Strategies where you’ll set goals, explore career opportunities and prepare personal marketing materials (resume, cover letter and references). You’ll prepare for interviews and create a job search plan to navigate employment options.

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*All wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor’s BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292071.htm, here http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes433021.htm and here http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm[June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.
**17.7% growth - faster than average 2016-2026 https://www.bls.gov/ooh based on growth average of 29-2071, 43-6013, and 43-3021 on (January 24, 2019)