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Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are in great demand. According to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the need for HIT’s in the health care industry is expected to increase by 19% from 2010-2020 with 680 average annual job openings in California.

  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Privacy Officer
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • HI Manager
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • HI Director
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Data Analyst

HIT and coding credentials can be pursued through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

RHIT- Registered Health Information Technician
(requires Associate Degree)

CCA - Certified Coding Associate
(no degree certificate required, must pass exam)

CCS/CCS-P - Certified Coding Specialist/Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based
(must pass exam offered by AHIMA)

Sources for Further Information About Health Information Technology:

For further information on salaries go to:
labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
salarysurfer.cccco.edu

For more information visit:
http://himcareers.ahima.org/whatishiml.html

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