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Health Information Technician

Online Associate's Degree

You could play an integral role in delivering critical information to healthcare providers with a Health Information Technician (HIT) Associate's degree. This programmatically accredited online program can prepare you for the field in as few as 18 months with a system-wide view of electronic health records (EHR) and skills in medical billing and coding.1 Advance your HIT degree online—and advance your value in the marketplace.

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Regional and Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about programmatic accreditation and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Built-In RHIT Exam Prep

Our HIT degree online program prepares you to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) national certification exam with confidence. The cost of your exam is included in total program costs.2

Online Courses Go Where You Go

Flexible and affordable, online courses are designed to give you more control and balance over your busy schedule. Learn through live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, real-world projects and virtual labs. You'll receive continued support from admissions advisors, experienced faculty, library and learning resources, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support, personal students advisors and career services.

Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

This Associate's degree is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Health Information Technician Credentials Offered

Health Information Technician

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students interested in analyzing and managing patient care data and looking to pursue a successful, fulfilling career working with medical records and health information technology.

Prepares you for

Health information technician, medical data analyst, medical coder/biller, health information workflow specialist, medical records coordinator, coding analyst, electronic health record specialist

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School of Health Sciences Blog

What Is a Health Information Technician? A Sneak Peek at This Behind-the-Scenes Career

Anyone with an interest in technology and pursuing a career as an allied health professional has probably encountered the field of health information technology (HIT) in the past few years. This sector of healthcare has received some well-deserved limelight for the innovations it has brought to the industry at large.

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Turn Your Online Health Information Technician Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your online Health health information technician career even easier by offering classes and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. As an HIT student, membership to the American Health Information Management Association (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. Taking the exam to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) doesn’t have to be daunting. From day one of your Health Information Technology program, you’ll be preparing for your exam. That means you can be ready to take the exam the day you graduate.2 When you're ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your HIT Associate's degree credits toward an online Health Information Management Bachelor's degree, which you can earn in as few as 18 months and help you become a leader managing advanced health information systems.1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here is just one example of where an online Health Information Technician degree can take you.


Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $26,550 10th Percentile
    • $32,070 25th Percentile
    • $40,350 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Postsecondary Non-Degree Award


Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

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 College Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Graduate Programmatic Outcome Rates

Graduate Programmatic Outcome Rate, Programmatic Retention Rate and Programmatic Graduation Rate for the Health Information Technician Associate's Degree Program.

Health Information Technician Associate’s Degree Program Graduate Programmatic Outcome Rate4 Programmatic Retention Rate5 Programmatic Graduation Rate6
Rasmussen College – Aurora (Illinois) 71.4% 87.0% 47.5%
Rasmussen College – Rockford (Illinois) 69.2% 88.7% 41.7%
Rasmussen College – Brooklyn Park / Maple Grove (Minnesota) 66.7% 90.7% 40.5%
Rasmussen College – Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo / Woodbury, Mankato, St. Cloud (Minnesota) 71.1% 95.8% 54.2%
Rasmussen College – Green Bay (Wisconsin) 85.7% 92.3% 53.6%
Rasmussen College – Online 70.0% 90.2% 37.2%
Cindi Mossberg, Student, Health Information Technician

I had over 25 years of office administration experience before becoming a nurse, so I thought pursuing a degree in HIT would be a good way to encapsulate both.

Student, Health Information Technician

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. 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.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.
  4. Graduate 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.
  5. Programmatic 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.
  6. Programmatic 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 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 College Online Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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