With a projected 21% growth from 2010 to 2020 in the number of Health Information Specialists according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are opportunities for new graduates who are interested in this line of work. Now is a great time to get started on your career in this field.
Health Information Specialists are responsible for managing and organizing patient health data content along with updating patient records with health-related information, including diagnoses and medical insurance claim documents.
Once you graduate from a Health Information program, the skills you will have acquired during your training will prepare you for a career in a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, or other medical facility. Career paths for Health Information Technology grads include:
- Medical Office Specialist – Responsible for a variety of administrative and patient care tasks that vary depending on the office size and nature of the practice.
- Data Analyst – Work primarily with patient records to create statistical data and reports.
- Medical Coder – Provide a key step in the medical billing process, including assigning the appropriate codes and creating claims to be paid.
- Health Record Technician – Manage and organize health information data by ensuring the quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in paper and electronic systems.
- Health Information Management – Maintain health records by traditional and electronic means.
For more information about starting a rewarding career in Health Information or Medical Billing and Coding, contact Arizona College today.