Careers: AAS Health Information Systems

Careers: AAS Health Information Systems
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Career with an AAS in Health Information Systems

Join one of the fastest growing professions in the United States!

Health information professionals care for patient’s by caring for their health information. They ensure that all of a patient health information is complete, accurate and protected. They ensure the health information, data, and statistics are readily available for health care providers, administrators, billers, insurers, and legislative and accrediting bodies. Health information management is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, protecting and releasing electronic and paper health information that is vital to providing quality patient care.

A career in health information combines knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology. Health information management is ranked as number four on US News and World Report’s list of nine hot college majors.

Below you’ll find data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports job outlook and salaries based on national data. The career(s) listed below are just a sample of the employment opportunities for this industry/sector. Wages, salaries and job titles will vary depending on years of experience, credentials, geographic location, etc.

What is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)?

The credential of RHIT indicates that you have graduated with an associate degree from a program that has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) and have passed the registration exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Earning the credential of RHIT validates your competence in health information systems technology to employers and the public. Our program is accredited by CAHIIM.

What is Next After My Graduation with the AAS in Health Information System?

Most graduates hold RHIT credential and start their professional career right after graduation. Many of them continue to pursue a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management Online at UC while working. After the bachelor program, you can sit for higher level credentialing exam, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam, and increase your earning potential.

Cancer Registry Management Certificate Program is another great opportunity to continue to grow in your profession. Only less than 10 Cancer Registry programs are in the country. You can get your Cancer Registry certificate at UC Online after completing your AAS degree.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars $62,990 9%
Medical Records Specialists $48,780 9%