Health Information Management (HIM) professionals can expect to be in high demand for the next 10 years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
On top of strong job prospects, competitive salaries also await HIM graduates. More than half of new graduates with an associate’s degree jump right in and earn $29,000 to $35,000 annually in Northeast Ohio and the Cleveland area. These figures are averages—some new HIM graduates report even higher salaries.
Registered Health Information Technicians (RHITs) enjoy a broad selection of job opportunities and options for professional growth. Over 70 percent of RHITs work in HIM departments in hospitals.
- Other RHIT employment opportunities
- Physician offices/practices R
- Regional and state registries (tumor)
- Ambulatory care clinics
- Long-term care facilities
- Mental health facilities
- Industrial clinics
- Centers for research
- Hospice centers
- College/university health centers
- Insurance companies
- Medical software firms
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.