Careers: Bachelor's in Health Information Management

Careers: Bachelor's in Health Information Management
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Health Information Management Career Outlook

Demand for health information professionals continues to rise. In fact, demand is so high that many of our students receive job offers before they even graduate!

With a BHIM degree, you will be qualified for a variety of positions including Health Information Manager and/or Director, Quality Coordinator, Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, Data Quality Manager, Compliance Officer and many more. In addition to hospitals and long-term care facilities, health information professionals work in a wide variety of non-patient settings including insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and software development firms.


Health Information Management Career Responsibilities

A career in health information management is highly rewarding, flexible and often very lucrative. Common responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a liaison between clinical, operational, and administrative functions.
  • Managing EHRs like lab results, clinical data, and other vital medical and patient information.
  • Ensuring proper management, storage and security of medical records and other confidential information.
  • Selecting and implementing new software and systems to improve the overall quality of data and patient care.


Health Information Management Careers & Salary Outlook

Here are just a few of the career opportunities in the rapidly growing health information management industry*:

  • Privacy Officer
    Salary: $82,049
  • Coding Manager
    Salary: $83,929
  • Systems Analyst
    Salary: $80,444
  • Director of HIM
    Salary: $107,298
  • Coding Director
    Salary: $119,178
  • Consultant
    Salary: $104,725

*OHIMA’s 2022 Salary Survey   

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.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Clinical Data Managers $103,500 11%
Medical and Health Services Managers $104,830 11%
Health Informatics Specialists $102,240 8-10%