Hertencia Bowe, the National HIM/HIT Program Director at Rasmussen College is featured in this video blog about jobs and salaries in health information technology. As part of the "What Should I Do With My Life" video blog series, this video helps prospective and current students understand what to types of jobs and salaries to expect in health information technology careers.
ALLIE: Hi. I'm Allie Gray Freeland and I'm 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 opportunities that will help you answer the question, what should I do with my life? So today I'm here with Hortencia Bowe, who is the National Health Information Management program coordinator for the School of Health Sciences. And she's here to share with us some really important information about educational and career paths for health information technicians. HERTENCIA: Health Information Technicians usually make between $20,000 and $30,000 upon graduating a two year accredited HIT program and becoming an RHIT, which is a registered health information technician. Typical places where a health information technician will find job opportunities would be in any place where there's a medical record. So that could be a long term care facility, a hospital, a doctor's office, a clinic, a veterinarian clinic. So any place where a patient record is maintained is where health information professionals can work. HERTENCIA: Other settings include academia. We will need teachers and program coordinators to continue to move the profession forward. Also software vendors. As our profession evolves, it continues to be more electronic and digitized. So therefore, software companies will need experts on their team who understand health information management and health information technology to build those systems. HERTENCIA: Other careers as consulting. Healthcare facilities will need to have consultants on board to educate them on how to implement some of these systems. And there's also government agencies, like your Department of Health. They also need experts, such as Health Information Technicians. ALLIE: A special thanks to Hortencia Bowe for speaking with us today about the exciting career and educational opportunities of the Health Information Technician. Stay tuned for next episodes of, "So what should I do with my life?"