The demand for credentialed health information management (HIM) professionals is increasing on account of the constantly evolving healthcare regulations and medical technologies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the health information profession is one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the United States, and anticipates approximately 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs by 2017. The BLS predicts a 22 percent growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.
More than half of new health information graduates with bachelor's degrees start with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range (AHIMA, 2014). Within five years, salaries of $50,000 to $75,000 annually are possible. To learn more about this demanding and rewarding profession, visit www.hicareers.com.
HIM graduates can choose from a variety of work settings across an array of healthcare environments. Some career opportunities will include titles like:
- HIM Project Manager
- Data Quality Manager
- Revenue Cycle Manager
- Coding Manager
- Privacy or Compliance Officer
- Medical Coding Educator or Trainer
- Reimbursement and Insurance Manager
- Health Information Security Manager
- Regional Extension Center (REC) Director
- Health Information Exchange (HIE) Director
- HIM Department Manager or Director in a hospital
- Health Information System (HIS) Application Designer