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-directed assessments alongside your traditional courses to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability—on a schedule that fits your life.
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- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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Gain In-Demand Healthcare Data Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your online Health Information Technician 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, including medical records, 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 information 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 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 Technician 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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How Much Could You Earn as a Health Information Technician?
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 2026)|
|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.