Health Information Technologist

Health Careers

About the Career

Graduates of the Health Information Management program who receive their credentials as an RHIT are qualified to work in any health care setting or health care related agency. The American Hospital Association predicts that 56 percent of jobs in health information management will be vacant for lack of candidates within the next four years, and so far, only 20 percent of records have been computerized. This means lots of job opportunities.


Academic Programs

Health Information Management

In the Health Information Management program at Midlands Technical College, the student will become skilled in health information systems and procedures.

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Pre-Health Information Management Certificate

Responsible for completing and maintaining all patient medical records, while seeing that all records in the facility maintain confidential.

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Medical Record Coder Certificate

The medical record coder is a health information specialist trained to assign diagnostic and procedural codes, applying classification systems for optimal reimbursement in a variety of health care settings.

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Training Programs

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Students who complete this medical billing and coding continuing education program should be prepared to take the Certified Professional Coder Exam. The prerequisite courses are Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology (with minimum grade of 'C') followed by the core courses in the following order: CPT/HCPCS, ICD-10, and Medical Billing.

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Medical Office Specialist

Perform administrative duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology for hospital, clinic, or physician offices. Duties include scheduling appointments, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, correspondence, and other type of patient records.

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Projected Job Growth

+8.1%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$35,000*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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