Our accredited, online Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor's degree program prepares you to further your health information career. Through in-depth courses led by experienced faculty, hands-on professional practices and virtual lab course work, you learn to design and manage advanced healthcare information systems and lead a team of technicians to provide quality patient care.
Your health information career path can begin through our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate or our Health Information Technician Associate's degree. With an Associate's degree in this field, you can complete your HIM Bachelor's degree in as few as 18 months.*
Our HIM Bachelor’s degree is offered in our Flex Choice® learning option, which allows you to save time and money by combining traditional courses and self-directed assessments to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.
The Health Information Bachelor’s degree also prepares you to further your education with the Rasmussen College Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).
*Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
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Gain In-Field Health Information Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your Health Information Management courses online, you can prepare for your career as a health information management professional. Our online Health Information Management program is designed to help you gain the online health information management education and relevant skills employers seek, including:
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 understand the management of medical information in order to develop and implement data policies.
Diverse Knowledge of Healthcare Settings
Gain an understanding of financial management and analysis within the healthcare sector in courses led by experienced instructors.
Prepare for Industry Certification
Our industry-experienced instructors and the program coordinator 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.*
*The application fee for each qualified student’s first RHIA exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
The online HIM Bachelor’s degree 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 Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Health Systems
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Local & State Government
- Public & Community Health
- Social Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Health Information Management Program Entry Requirements
Enrolling students 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. If the degree was earned over five years ago, the enrolling student needs to have work experience in the health information industry within the last five years and approval from the program coordinator. Please check with your program manager for details. In addition to meeting other admissions requirements, entrants 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 by percentile and projected job growth for HIM professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||$56,970||$73,710||$96,540||20%|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||$25,070||$29,940||$38,040||14%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] 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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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
The application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
|Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree Program||Graduate Programmatic Outcome Rate¹||Programmatic Retention Rate²||Programmatic Graduation Rate³|
|Rasmussen College – Online Baccalaureate||69.5%||68.8%||32.2%|
1Graduate Programmatic Outcome Rates are based on June 2016 through March 2017 graduates measured at 12 months post graduation and includes those employed in their field of study, in a position that required their degree, or those continuing their education. It does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment. This rate excludes graduates who were unavailable due to military service, a medical condition, an international location, or are incarcerated or deceased.
2Programmatic Retention Rates are based on the number of enrollments reported in the most recent CAHIIM APAR report for period July 2015 through June 2016 minus the number of students leaving the program in that same time period.
3Programmatic Graduation Rates – Percentage of starts between May 2014 and April 2015 that graduated from the program in 1.5 times the recommended length of the program.
The programs listed above are those accredited by CAHIIM.
The online Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The online Health Information Management program is available only to residents of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Please speak with a program manager regarding eligibility.
*American Health Information Management Association, ahima.org/certification/RHIT