Health Information Management Careers on WFTX Fort Myers

Rasmussen College, who offers Health Information Management degrees, discusses health information management careers and the future of the medical field on WFTX Fort Myers. You can also view the video on the Rasmussen College - YouTube page, found here.


Lisa Spooner:Okay. Welcome back on this Workers Wanted Wednesday. If you're interested in the medical field, you're going to want to listen up. We're joined today by Hertencia Bowe from Rasmussen College. I guess, let's just start at the very beginning. What types of jobs are available for people in the health information management field?

Hertencia Bowe: Well, Lisa, there are a lot of dynamic opportunities available for HIT graduates. Rasmussen College prepares these graduates for these opportunities, and some of them can be in your traditional roles like health care in clinic settings, and then some of your non-traditional roles, which include electronic health record vendors or your health insurance companies, such as Blue Cross or Aetna, and even in law offices, like medical offices that practice medical malpractice. So there's a variety of opportunities available for these graduates.

Lisa Spooner: So what happens if someone didn't graduate with one of those degrees? How long would it take them to go through and get the necessary requirements needed to enter this field?

Hertencia Bowe: Really, it all starts with education and a credential. So a person must complete an Associate's Degree with a CAHIIM accredited program, such as the Rasmussen College program and then go on to be credentialed as a registered health information technician, also known as RHIT. Rasmussen College also has an amazing career services team that prepares our students and helps them to get through this process. We have our prep review course within the curriculum as well as faculty who have real world experience that help them prepare for this.

Lisa Spooner: All right. So there's people out there, and they're interested in this field. What's the best way to look for a job?

Hertencia Bowe: The best way to look for a job is to look at your local health care job boards, and again Rasmussen College has an excellent career service team that helps students find these jobs. In their last quarter, we help students navigate these websites, such as the American Health Information Association website, your state health information association website, which is FAHIMA, also your HIT journals, such as For The Record, Be Advanced, Journal of AHIMA. These places are going to always have job opportunities available for HIT graduates.

Lisa Spooner: All right. Some good information for people out there looking to get into the medical field. Hertencia Bowe with Rasmussen College. Thanks so much for coming in this morning. We appreciate it.

Hertencia Bowe: Thanks for having me. My pleasure.

Lisa Spooner: All right, Liza, we are already looking to the weekend.


External links provided on are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced.

Receive Personalized Information Today

  • Personalized financial aid
  • Customized support services
  • Detailed program plan
  • Attend a no-obiligation Nursing Information Session
  • Meet the Dean of Nursing
  • Enrollment application
  • Personalized financial aid
  • Career path guidance

How may we contact you?

Please complete all fields

What would you like to study?

The program you have selected is not available in your area. Please select another program of interest.

By requesting information, I authorize Rasmussen College to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided.

Share Your Story Ideas
Our campuses and online community have stories to tell and we want to hear them! Did your campus raise the most money in the community for an organization? Do you have online study tips for other students? Would you like to share a personal success story about overcoming an obstacle while earning your degree?
To have your story idea considered:
  • You must be a faculty member, current student or graduate
  • Story ideas must be regarding Rasmussen College or an inspiring story about a student at Rasmussen College
  • Your submission must be original and may not have been published elsewhere online already
Please Note: Your story idea may be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat or on one of our social networks. A member of our news team will contact you should we move forward with a blog post.
Feel free to suggest an idea for a blog post to be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat by filling out the form below:

First Name: (required)

Last Name: (required)

Email Address: (required)

Phone Number: (required)

500 characters or less


Your Story Idea Has Been Submitted

Thank you for sending us a story idea! We’re reviewing submissions and may contact you soon to learn more about your story. In the meantime, make sure to check out our current blogs to see what’s happening on campus.