Manage More Than Information

Become an HIM Leader With an Accredited Bachelor's Degree

Our accredited Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s degree prepares you to further your career with hands-on experience you complete in two professional practices—each in a different healthcare setting—in addition to your course work. Through in-depth courses led by experienced faculty, you learn to design and manage advanced healthcare information systems and lead a team of technicians as a successful healthcare professional.

Your health information career path can begin through our Medical Billing and Coding Diploma or Certificate or our Health Information Technology Associate's degree. If you already have an Associate's degree in this field, you can complete our HIM Bachelor's degree in as few as 18 months.*

*Time to complete is dependent on number of credits transferred in and credits taken per quarter.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Bachelor's Degree 18 Months

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Gain In-Field Health Information Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for your career as a health information management professional. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • On-Site Experiences

    Gain experience maintaining electronic health records and developing information policy during two professional practice experiences.

  • Professional Communication and Leadership

    Develop your management skills in order to promote effective collaboration and lead a team of health information professionals.

  • Management of Health Information Systems

    Learn skills that allow you to design and manage health information systems in order to develop and implement data policies.

  • Diverse Knowledge of Healthcare Settings

    Gain an understanding of financial management and analysis within multiple healthcare settings in courses led by experienced instructors.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our industry-experienced instructors and program coordinators offer personal guidance to help you prepare for your national certification exam, the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam—and the application fee is included in your tuition costs.*

*Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt on all the certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Program Accreditation

The HIM program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Sciences programs are working for leading employers, including: *

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Target Clinic
  • MN Oncology Clinic
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview
  • ThedaCare
  • Diabetes Care Center
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care
  • Red Cross
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ocala Oncology

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

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Program Entry Requirements

Applicants to this program must have earned an Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology/Management from a CAHIIM-accredited program within the past five years, or have an Associate’s degree and possess a current RHIT credential. Please check with your program manager for details. In addition to meeting other admission requirements, applicants to this program must also pass a criminal background check.

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How Much Could You Earn as an HIM Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for HIM professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$22,700$27,520$34,97022%
Medical and Health Services Managers$55,470$70,960$90,94023%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

Earning a health information management degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.*

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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The Health Information Management Bachelor's degree is available only to residents of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Please speak with a program manager regarding eligibility.
*American Health Information Management Association, ahima.org/certification/RHIT