Play an Essential Role Analyzing
and Managing Patient Data

Earn Your Health Information Technician Associate's Degree

Our Health Information Technician (HIT) Associate's degree prepares you to analyze and manage patient care data as an HIT professional. Through in-field insight from instructors and firsthand experience in a sophisticated digital lab, you can be confident that your programmatically accredited education meets the highest standards of the profession and will help you develop the skills for a variety of healthcare positions, such as a quality improvement analyst, health data analyst or an EHR implementation specialist. You will also be prepared for a diverse range of healthcare settings, including insurance companies, technology firms, government agencies and both inpatient and ambulatory healthcare systems.

Available through fully online or blended courses (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.* Our Health Information Technician Associate's degree is also offered with our Flex Choice® option, which allows you to take self-paced courses alongside your faculty-led courses to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability—on a schedule that fits your life.

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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 and electronic health record systems, and learn to communicate effectively as part of a healthcare team.

  • Patient Information Management

    Manage patient-specific data to ensure the appropriate maintenance and release of sensitive and confidential medical information.

  • Medical Billing and Coding

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

  • Advanced Healthcare Technology

    Understand changes in healthcare technology so you are prepared to work in many health information roles.

HIT Industry Membership and Programmatic Accreditation

The HIT Associate’s degree program offered at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota; the Aurora/Naperville and Rockford campuses in Illinois; the Green Bay campus in Wisconsin; and the Rasmussen College Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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As an HIT student, membership to AHIMA is included in your total program costs. This is a valuable opportunity to join the leading organization for health information professionals in the healthcare industry. Additionally, the cost of your RHIT certification exam is included in total program costs.*

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

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

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Allina
  • U of Minnesota Physicians
  • Children’s Hospital of MN
  • Fairview Hospitals and Clinics
  • Sanford Health
  • Heart of Florida Health Center
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • GE Healthcare
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*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$34,384

Program Entry Requirements

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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 medical records and health information professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$23,340$28,250$35,90022%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 21, 2015] []. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 21, 2015] []. 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.

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