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Online Health Information Technology Associate Degree (HIT)

Online HIT School
Online HIT School

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U.S. Career Institute's online Health Information Technology Associate Degree program can prepare you to be part of an exciting area of healthcare. After earning your health information systems degree online, you can work for hospitals, outpatient clinics, insurance companies, and more. Your skills will be in high demand in the healthcare industry and having your HIT degree will give you a competitive edge. Technology is quickly changing the face of healthcare, and our associate degree program will give you the skills you need to succeed in a health information technology career.

  • Our online classes are designed to prepare you to sit for five different nationally recognized certification exams: CIC®, CPC-A®, CBCS, CCA® and CEHRS.
    Included with our course, we cover the cost of the industry certification exam(s) of your choosing – up to $730 value.+
  • HIT Associate Degree professional salary – up to $ 47,180 per year!*
  • Health Information Technician jobs are projected to increase 8% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • Our accessible Student Services team and Instructors are available for you throughout your program.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$139 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Health Information Technology Training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Associate in Health Information Technology Program

Your online Health Information Technology degree will teach you the skills you need to succeed in many types of healthcare environments. Each of our Health Information Technology online courses explores a different topic in depth. The pacing of our training program allows you to truly master skills as you work toward getting your online associate degree in Health Information Technology. Because you take one class at a time, you will be able to thoroughly master each subject as you learn the ins and outs of the HIT field.

Our online Health Information Technology degree program includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Electronic health records
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health statistics and data analysis
  • Medical coding
  • Health information legal issues

For the full HIT Associate Program course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Program Outline page. Course Outline

Health Information Technology Career Outlook & Degree Program That Fits Your Life



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U.S. Career Institute’s online Health Information Technology Associate Degree school will teach you everything you need to know to start working—no previous experience needed. And our self-paced online Health Information Technology training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online associate in Health Information Technology, there are no in-person HIT classes to attend and no schedules to keep.

For full career outlook please visit our career and certification page.

HIT Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

Being able to work at my own pace in the time that I am available is an absolute must. I am so excited for this next step in my journey towards advancing my career!

Adriana P.

Online HIT Tuition and Financing

Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Health Information Technology associate degree program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Health Information Technology Degree FAQ's

Q. Is Health Information Technology a Good Degree to Pursue?
A. Completing a Health Information Technology program online is a great idea because there are so many different opportunities . USCI’s HIT associate degree program prepares you to sit for 5 different national certifications. It's a flexible major that can be applicable to many fields and help you stand out from the crowd.
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Q. What does a Health Information Technician do?
A. Health Information Technician roles and responsibilities include organizing and managing health information data, as well as taking the time to ensure that it's accurate, accessible, and secure in both paper files and electronic systems. HIT jobs involve overseeing all information transmitted through medical technology platforms along with the upkeep of the software.
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Q. What are Examples of Health Information Technology?
A. Health Information Technology includes a variety of electronic methods used to manage patient health information and healthcare. Some examples of health IT positions include: Clinical decision support, Computerized disease registries, Computerized provider order entry, Consumer health IT applications, Electronic medical records, Electronic prescribing and Telehealth.
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Q. What Is an AAS in Health Information Technology?
A. AAS stands for an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology. Many people associate an AAS with being a two-year degree, but when you enroll in a Health Information Technology program online with U.S. Career Institute, you can earn your degree in as little as 16 months.
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Q. Can I Get My Associate Degree Online?
A. Yes! There are many online colleges for Health Information Technology, though they are not all created equal. If you want to get an online HIT degree that's affordable and will equip you with the skills you need, we have the perfect online degree program for you. We also offer several other healthcare certificates, including programs focused on medical coding & billing, healthcare office manager and medical administrative assistant.
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Q. How Long Does it Take to Get a Health Information Technology Degree Online?
A. At many traditional schools, it can take two years or more to earn an associate degree in Health Information Technology, but with USCI, that timeline can be accelerated to as fast as 16 months. U.S. Career Institute students can take advantage of self-paced learning, so it's up to you how quickly you move through the classes for your undergraduate degree.
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet at Medical Records Specialists, (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by the certifying body(ies), has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $730 towards the cost of the exam(s), study guide(s) and practice test(s).