WORK DESCRIPTION Health Information Technology

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Health Information Technology
DESCRIPTION
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Health Information Technology (HIT) technicians
organize and manage health information data.
They ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility, and
security in both paper and electronic systems.
They use various classification systems to code
and categorize patient information for insurance
reimbursement purposes, databases and
registries, and maintenance of patients’ medical
and treatment histories.
Most health information technicians work in
hospitals or physicians’ offices.
JOB OUTLOOK
Employment of health information technicians is
projected to grow twenty-two percent from 2012
to 2022, much faster than the average for all
occupations. The demand for health services is
expected to increase as the population ages.
For career information or guidance, contact
Career Services Center
205.391.2204
[email protected]
POTENTIAL SALARIES
According to America’s Career Infonet, statistics show the following:
Location
United States
Alabama
Pay
Period
2014 Salary Range
Low
High
Hourly
$11.22
$28.44
Yearly
$23,300
$59,200
Hourly
$9.66
$23.85
Yearly
$20,100
$49,600
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