Launch or Advance Your Vital Health Information Career
Health information isn’t just data—it’s critical information for real patients. Health information professionals are responsible for utilizing technology to accurately and securely manage patient data, from medical history and clinical notes to lab results and diagnoses. Thanks to the precision of health information professionals, healthcare workers can provide quality care and ensure the system works efficiently through processing, billing and coding.
In our Health Information programs, you won't simply study the material, you will actively practice in AHIMA® virtual labs.4 Gain the experience and confidence you need to pursue a career monitoring, analyzing and managing health information and electronic health records (EHR).
Start in our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate for quick entry into the healthcare field, then seamlessly ladder into our Associate's degree to expand your skills.7 CAHIIM-accredited online Associate's (and at select campuses) and online Bachelor's degree programs—we'll help you keep moving forward until you reach your goals.1
Getting started is easy with no application fee and eight start dates per year. No matter your experience, we have a program for you.
Healthcare Heroes Don’t All Wear ScrubsHealth information professionals are a vital and in-demand role to ensure complete patient data and help keep modern healthcare systems up and running.
Versatile Healthcare SettingsAs a health information professional, you can work in a variety of settings, from physician’s practices and hospitals to insurance companies and health information technology vendors.
Ladder Your EducationExperienced faculty teach skills that continue to grow more advanced as you ladder from one credential to the next: Certificate to Associate’s degree to Bachelor’s degree.
Health Information Degrees
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:
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:
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:
Master’s Degree: Choose Your Path
Master’s degree programs to consider:
Sample MBA job titles:
- Business analytics and intelligence
- Business and project management
- Client relations
- 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.
Wherever your career takes you, you’ll be a stronger contributor with skills in:
- 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
Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!
The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The following Health Information Technician programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) based on their associate-level Health Information Management standards and are reaffirmed through the following dates:
- Rasmussen University – Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota, through 2022
- Rasmussen University – National Online, through 2025
The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025.
All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- AHIMA, “Health Information 101”. https://www.ahima.org/certification-careers/certifications-overview/career-tools/career-pages/health-information-101/. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
- AHIMA® Virtual Labs are a registered trademark of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). © 2020 AHIMA. All rights reserved.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 2022] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 2022] 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.