Play an Essential Role
Managing Patient Data

Earn Your Health Information Technician Associate's Degree

Our Health Information Technician (HIT) Associate's degree prepares you to manage patient care data as an HIT professional. Through in-field insight from instructors, first-hand experience in our sophisticated digital lab and programmatic accreditation, you can be confident your education meets the highest standards of the profession.

Available fully online or blended (online and on-campus), you can earn your HIT Associate's degree and prepare for your RHIT exam with the flexibility and personal support you need to be successful—on a schedule that's right for you.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree18 Months

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Gain In-Demand Healthcare Data Skills Employers Seek

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

  • Healthcare System Insight

    Gain an overview of the entire healthcare system and learn to communicate effectively as part of a healthcare team.

  • Medical Billing

    Study medical billing and coding procedures that make HIT an important link between patients, healthcare providers and insurance companies.

  • Advanced Scanning Technology

    Understand the scanning technology that will put you on the cutting-edge of changes in the healthcare environment.

  • Records Management

    Gain current file room management skills to ensure the appropriate maintenance and release of sensitive medical information.

HIT Industry Membership and Programmatic Accreditation

The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

As an HIT student, membership to AHIMA is included in your tuition. This is a valuable opportunity to join the leading organization for health information professionals in the healthcare industry. Additionally, we also cover the cost of your RHIT application exam.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

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

  • Mayo Clinic Health Systems
  • Rush Medical Center
  • Allina
  • U of M Physicians
  • Children's Hospital of MN
  • Fairview Hospitals and Clinics
  • Sanford Healthcare
  • Heart of Florida Center
  • U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • GE Healthcare
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital


Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates across all programs 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.

Average Starting Salary

for our Health Information Technician Graduates:

  • Associate's Degree$34,468

Program Entry Requirements

To learn about the immunization requirements, background check and programmatic orientation required prior to enrolling in this program, contact a program manager today.

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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 by percentile and projected job growth for health sciences 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%

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,,

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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