HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Are you an analytic thinker with computer skills? Explore a career in Health Information Technology.
CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS
Salary Range Potential:
ASSOCIATES DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION
COMPUTER SAVVY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, MATHEMATICS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, COMMUNICATION
Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS’ OFFICES, EXTENDED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HEALTH MAINTENANCE, RGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES
Earn up to $40,000+ or more in a growing healthcare field. Find out more about this career path and the training options available in Mississippi.
Put simply, Health Information Technicians are responsible for organizing and managing vital health information data. Using various classification systems, Health Information Technicians code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement and other purposes, such as maintaining patient medical and treatment histories.
Health Information Technicians work in a number of environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, extended care facilities, community health centers, insurance companies and health maintenance organizations. Demand for this occupation is expected to grow faster than average as an aging population requires more medical tests, treatments and procedures.
Employers typically require an associate degree and/or certification. Find out more about the training programs available in Mississippi.
AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES
RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,9250%
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,1770%
RETAIL TRADE - $24,9560%
REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,1720%
TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,2820%