Start Where You Are, Then Let Us Help You Level Up

Your education should be tailored to your needs, not the other way around. At Rasmussen University, start in the Health Information program that best fits your educational background, then easily ladder up to the credential that meets your education and career goals. Entering the field for the first time? You have two entry options: Certificate or Associate’s degree.

Whatever path you pursue, we have the student support and career services to help see you through, from Certificate and Associate’s degree to Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.

  • Certificate: Medical Billing and Coding

    Start here if:

    You’re just entering the field and looking for quick entry into a healthcare role. This is a great stepping stone toward your Associate’s degree and a future career in medical billing and coding.7

    Finish in as few as:

    9 months2

    Career Path Example:

    Medical Records and Health Information Technicians8

    • $26,550 (10th Percentile)
    • $32,070 (25th Percentile)
    • $40,350 (50th Percentile)

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  • Associate’s Degree: Health Information Technician

    Start here if:

    You’re ready to learn more about managing patient data, revenue cycle, and billing and coding. You're also interested in pursuing the RHIT® exam.6 If you already have your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate, you can start here.

    Finish in as few as:

    18 months2

    Career Path Example:

    Medical Records and Health Information Technicians8

    • $26,550 (10th Percentile)
    • $32,070 (25th Percentile)
    • $40,350 (50th Percentile)

    View Associate’s degree details

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Health Information Management

    Start here if:

    You have your Associate's degree in health information or in an another subject with your RHIT credential. You're interested in a higher leadership role and want to prepare for the RHIA® exam.5

    Finish in as few as:

    18 months2

    Career Path Example:

    Medical and Health Service Managers8

    • $58,680 (10th Percentile)
    • $76,050 (25th Percentile)
    • $99,730 (50th Percentile)

    View Bachelor’s degree details

  • Master’s Degree: Choose Your Path

    Sample MBA job titles:

    • Business analytics and intelligence
    • Business and project management
    • Client relations
    • Education
    • Financial management
    • Government services
    • Healthcare administration
    • Human resources

    Sample MHA job titles:

    • Admissions coordinator or director
    • Clinical director
    • Health services manager
    • Hospital administrator
    • Long-term care administrator
    • Medical services manager
    • Practice manager

Learn from Seasoned Pros

The curriculum is both taught and kept current by expert health information professionals. Real-world projects, AHIMA® virtual labs and live interactions with instructors will help you become a more confident and capable professional.

Real-World Skills

Wherever your career takes you, you’ll be a stronger contributor with skills in:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Diversity and teamwork
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Digital fluency
  • Information literacy

Support to Make it Work

All courses in the Health Information area of study, including Medical Billing and Coding, are 100% online. From 24/7 tech support and career services to library and learning services with over 400,000 ebooks and electronic reference materials, we’re dedicated to a robust learning community.

"Being a lifelong learner is an important point to bring to students. If you’re unclear how far you want to go in the marketplace, go forward with your education and be ready to move quickly to the next level."

Charlee B., MLS, RHIT
HIT AAS Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor at Rasmussen University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is health information?

    As a health information professional, you will have the potential to use evolving technology and healthcare applications, working with the coding and classification of diseases and treatments for clinical (patient care), financial, research and legal requirements in healthcare.3 Working in healthcare provider organizations—from large hospital systems and private physician practices to a variety of other healthcare organizations, such as insurance companies and research facilities—a health information professional will utilize electronic health records and processes to ensure health information is accurately gathered, protected and accessible to those who need it.3 Health information is a critical link between patients, clinicians, administrators and technology, affecting the quality of patient information at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle.3

  • Is my Health Information program accredited?

    The Rasmussen University Online Health Information Technician Associate's degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and available to enroll in all states except California, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.1 Additionally, the CAHIIM-accredited Health Information Technician Associate’s degree program is 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, and the Green Bay campus in Wisconsin for students enrolling near those campus locations.1 Learn more about the HIT program accreditation.

    The Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program at Rasmussen University – Online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).1 Learn more about the HIM program accreditation.

  • What are AHIMA® Virtual Labs?

    Rasmussen University utilizes AHIMA® virtual labs to help students prepare for the workplace. Courses designed specifically for the lab applications allow students to test their skills and decision-making abilities.

    The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a global nonprofit of health information professionals who work with health data for more than a billion patient visits each year. For nearly a century, AHIMA has helped improve health record quality by taking a leadership role in the effective management of health data and information and delivering quality healthcare to the public.

  • Can I get a Health Information degree online?

    Our Medical Billing and Coding program is fully online. Our Health Information Technician Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management courses are fully online with a professional practice experience completed in the final term at a healthcare site.

  • What kind of support should I expect from an online Health Information program?

    From 24/7 tech support and career services to library and learning services with over 400,000 ebooks and electronic materials, we’re ready wherever you are.

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  1. The Health Information Technician 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 University Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Thee Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program at Rasmussen University – Online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM | 200 East Randolph Street Suite 5100 | Chicago, IL 60601 | 312-235-3255 
  2. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  3. AHIMA, “Health Information 101”. https://www.ahima.org/certification-careers/certifications-overview/career-tools/career-pages/health-information-101/. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  4. AHIMA® Virtual Labs are a registered trademark of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). © 2020 AHIMA. All rights reserved.
  5. The Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) Exam is a registered trademark of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Copyright © 2020 AHIMA. All rights reserved.
  6. The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) Exam is a registered trademark of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Copyright © 2020 AHIMA. All rights reserved.
  7. Most coding positions are not considered "entry level"; a combination of education and work experience is typically required to attain a coding position. Similarly, coders, especially those who are new to the field, should not expect to find a position where they can work from home. Most coding positions require onsite work.
  8. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed June 30th, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed June 30th, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/.. 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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