The National Director of Health Information Management and Health Information Technician degree programs at Rasmussen College dives deep into the ever-important career question - salary! In this video, Hertencia answers essential questions about HIM salaries and job opportunities. Listen to her insight here:
Hi, my name is Allie Gray Freeland. And I am the host of Rasmussen College's newest video blog series, What Should I Do With My Life? So in this series, we'll speak with expert instructors about educational and career paths that will help you answer the question, what should I do with my life?
So today I'm here with Hertencia Bowe who is the National Health Information Management Program Coordinator for The School of Health Sciences at Rasmussen College. She's here to share with us some really important information about educational and career paths for health information management.
Upon graduating from an accredited health information management program, the graduate is eligible to make between $30,000 and $50,000. With about five years of experience, they can go on to make up to $75,000.
Some of the common health information management, also referred to as HIM, job opportunities include working in a health care facility. Any health care facility that maintains a patient record is where HIM professionals are employed. That could be a veterinarian clinic, that could be a hospital, a doctor's office, it could even be a prison setting. Their inmates have to have patient records too. Those are your most typical settings for health information management professionals.
Some of the nontraditional settings include software vendors. The profession has involved to a more electronic and digitized profession. So software companies are going to need health information management experts on their team to build those systems.
Other industries is academia as the profession continues to grow, we're going to need to educate more people to become health information management professionals. So we will need health information management teachers and health information management program coordinators. Also, government agencies such as your Department of Health, they also hire health information management professionals.
And lastly, consultants. Once you have very good experience within the industry, you could go on to be a consultant for a particular area of health information management and help other facilities with their processes and become an efficient at protecting patient information.
A special thanks to Hertencia Bowe for sitting with us today to talk about awesome career and educational paths in health information management. I certainly learned a lot, and I hope you did too.
So stay tuned for more episodes of What Should I Do With My Life?