HIT Careers

A career in Health Information Technology may be a good choice for individuals who are interested in working with computers and healthcare.

Common Health Information Technology job titles include: medical records specialists, health information technologists, medical registrars, clinical documentation integrity specialists, health data analysts, DRG analysts, release of information specialists, and health privacy and security officers.

These professionals work in an office setting full time and many hours are spent at a computer, performing the duties to advise organizations on computerized healthcare systems and analyze clinical data, such as treatment and follow-up information for patients. They apply their knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. HIT professionals may also educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the healthcare information system. They may design, develop, test, and implement databases with complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status to help monitor diseases.

A career in Health Information Technology typically requires at least an associate's degree in Health Information Technology. Career opportunities in Health Information Technology are expected to grow much faster than average due to the increasing use of electronic health records by healthcare providers.

Health Information Technology Career Profiles

Take a deeper dive into some common HIT careers and find data on current job openings, local employers, job and salary growth and more.

Last Updated: 11/4/22