Careers: Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

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Health Information Management Career Outlook

Careers in health information management are growing rapidly due to an aging population with an increasing demand for various medical services and the healthcare industry’s ongoing transition to modern electronic record-keeping. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% growth in employment for medical records and health information technicians between 2018 and 2028.

This has created a wide range of health information management career opportunities for Registered Health Information Technicians (RHITs) with strong skills in data collection and analysis, as well as other health information management and health information technology professionals.

Health Information Management Career Responsibilities

A career in health information management involves working with the latest health information management technology applications. Some of the core responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a liaison between clinical, operational and admin functions.
  • Managing electronic health information records like lab results, clinical data and patient histories.
  • Keeping organized, accurate healthcare data for efficient processes.
  • Implementing new technologies and tools to improve patient care practices.

Health Information Management Career & Salary Outlook

On average, health information management professionals can earn anywhere from $56,000 (Health Information Managers) to over $110,000 (Database Administration Managers) per year.

Below is a sample of health information management job titles and their average salaries according to PayScale:

  • Health Information Management Clerk
    Salary: $35,293
  • Medical Records & Health Information Technician
    Salary: $36,212
  • Medical Records Director
    Salary: $51,481
  • Health Information Manager
    Salary: $54,615
  • Application Systems Analyst
    Salary: $66,620
  • Coding Manager
    Salary: $68,790
  • Health Information Director
    Salary: $70,393
  • Database Administration Manager
    Salary: $109,240

In addition to various career options, health information management professionals can work in settings like:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Multi-Specialty Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physician Practices
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Consulting Services
  • Educational Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Product Vendors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Managed Care Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Software Vendors

What’s Next After a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management?

Many students choose to further their education after earning their undergraduate degree to increase their earning potential. The University of Cincinnati online offers a Master of Health Informations (MHI) program so that you can continue your education. You can even take graduate-level courses during your last semester in our undergraduate program to get a head start!

By the numbers

U.S. News & World Report ranks medical and health service managers as:
  • #5 in Best Business Jobs
  • #13 in Best STEM Jobs
  • #25 in Best Paying Jobs
  • #29 in 100 Best Jobs
U.S. News & World Report
CNBC lists medical record/health information technicians are the 6th most in-demand healthcare job.

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