Careers: Bachelor of Health Information Management

Careers: Bachelor of Health Information Management
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UC’s HIM graduates are eligible (and well-prepared) to sit for the RHIA® (Registered Health Information Administrator) exam. The RHIA® credential is well-respected and highly sought after in the healthcare industry. Our graduates are employed at some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, and many of our students receive job offers before they even graduate! Earning your Bachelor’s in HIM will give you the competitive advantage you need to increase your earning potential and pursue new opportunities.


Health Information Management | Career Outlook

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.


Careers in health information management are 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 | Industry Outlook

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

  • 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, including national job outlook and average salaries. The career(s) listed below are just a sample of the employment opportunities in 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 $108,020 9%
Medical and Health Services Managers $110,680 9%
Health Informatics Specialists $103,800 9%