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Career Area: Health Sciences
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-530-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4167

Health Information Technology (HIT) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Coder-Abstractor
Medical Record Coder
Outpatient Coder
Transcriptionist
Diagnostic Coding Specialist
Medical Coding Specialist

Average Median Wage

$38373

Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs

Health care now consumes 16 percent of the nation's economic output, the highest proportion ever. The Health Information Technology program prepares students to perform a variety of technical health information functions, including organizing, analyzing and technically evaluating health information; compiling various administrative and health statistics; and coding diseases, operations, procedures and other therapies. Graduates of the Health Information Technology program are in demand by hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies, medical research organizations and government agencies. That means more people are needed to track and record health information.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. It involves two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement, which identifies the program components that will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend certain classes at another technical college to fulfill the program requirements. For more information, please contact one of the colleges listed.