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Advantages of Getting into the Health Information Management Industry

by Tim Brunicardi on June 4, 2018

If you enjoy working with computers, being in a leadership position and would enjoy the job security of working in the health care industry, perhaps you should consider becoming a Health Information Management Technician (HIMT). Getting into the HIM field is worth considering for the following reasons:

  • HIM technicians help the health care industry lower costs.
  • HIM technicians help lower malpractice claims.
  • HIM technicians make a median pay of $39,180.
  • The job outlook is up 13% for HIM technicians.
  • Qualified HIM technicians are currently in high demand.

What Will My Job Prospects Be?

Graduates who obtain their Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management from Hocking College will have the option to work at one of the following locations:

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  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Home
  • Ambulatory Care Center
  • Mental Health Agency
  • Substance Abuse Clinic
  • Hospice
  • Consulting Firm
  • Insurance Company
  • Veterinary Hospital
  • Federal & State Prisons

What Are The Top Companies in Ohio Currently Hiring HIM Technicians?

How Can I Enter This Field?

Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio offers a Health Information Management degree. Applicants can receive the hands-on training they need to go from student to graduate in only four semesters. For more information about the degree, check out Hocking College's Health Information Management program page or check out the video below.


 

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