Health Information Management Career Outlook
Careers in health information management are growing rapidly. This unprecedented growth can largely be attributed to the aging population and the steady increase in demand for medical and healthcare services. In addition, demand is expected to rise even further as the industry continues to transition to electronic records management and shifts to a more data-centric approach. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 22% growth in this job market by 2022!
There is a growing need for RHIA-certified employees in the healthcare industry, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to private physician practices. RHIA-certified professionals are also employed in a variety of non-patient settings including government agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical developers and software firms.
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:
Health Information Management Career & Salary Outlook
Below is a sample of health information management job titles and average salaries according to PayScale:
HIM professionals work in a variety of settings, including:
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!
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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