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Combine your computer skills and your passion for people into a dynamic and in-demand career.
A health information technician is an essential player in numerous health care settings, responsible for acquiring, analyzing and protecting medical information in a variety of settings. The field is growing quickly, with job openings increasing each year.
Whether you're seeking an associate degree or certificate, Waubonsee's HIT Programs will prepare you to to meet your career goals — on a convenient evening and online-only schedule.
Studying Health Information Technology at Waubonsee
Thanks to input from local health information directors and professionals, our curriculum is guaranteed to be up to date and in line with industry trends.
In addition to being current, the curriculum is comprehensive, providing you a solid foundation in clinical classification systems, health care law, data management, reimbursement systems, data statistics and analysis, and health care information systems.
Our Accreditation Can Lead to Your Credentials
The Health Information Technology program accreditor of Waubonsee Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for an associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2023.
All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
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Working in Health Information Technology
A health information technician is responsible for acquiring, analyzing and protecting medical information in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, clinics, nursing homes and surgical centers.
While working in health care settings, these professionals have very little direct contact with patients. Instead they care for patients by caring for their health records, ensuring the records are complete, accurate and protected, using their knowledge of business, science and technology.
Thanks to the increasing digitization of medical records, the field is expected to grow well into the future. And salaries are healthy too, averaging around $40,000 per year.