Health Information Management
Careers in health information management are among the 20 fastest growing occupations in the United States. And, more than half of new HIM graduates with a bachelor's degree start with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range.
You can earn your Health Information Management degree online while maintaining your current career schedule from accredited nursing colleges with a commitment of just 8 to 12 hours a week.
As a Health Information technician you will assemble patients’ health information. You make sure that patients’ initial medical charts are complete, that all forms are completed and properly identified and signed, and that all necessary information is in the computer.
You will regularly communicate with physicians and other health care professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.
Some medical records and health information technicians specialize in coding patients' medical information for insurance purposes. Technicians who specialize in coding are called health information coders, medical record coders, coder/abstractors, or coding specialists. These technicians assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure. They consult classification manuals and also rely on their knowledge of disease processes.
Most new HIM graduates with an associate's degree jump right in and earn $20,000 to $30,000 annually. And these figures are just averages - many HIM professionals report salaries upward from here.
Earn your Health Information Management Degree Online
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