Health Information Technology Careers Overview
Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S., and there is enormous demand for skilled health information technology professionals to design, operate, and maintain the technology that makes the healthcare system run. There's a strong career outlook for health information technologists like clinical coders, data analysts, patient information coordinators, and health record technicians. Your DeVry University education will help you gain these specialized technology skills, so you'll be qualified to work in hospitals, physician's offices, clinics, and other medical or mental health facilities, as well as for pharmaceutical companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and vendor firms.
Areas of Opportunity
When you earn your associate degree in Health Information Technology from DeVry University, you'll be prepared for entry-level career field in the following:
- Medical Records: As technology assumes a larger role in healthcare, careers for information technology continue to multiply. Using your knowledge of information technology, you’ll have the skills needed to ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems.
Careers in health information technology can be found in a wide variety of settings, such as:
- Physician's offices
- Clinics and other medical or mental health facilities
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Educational institutions
- Insurance companies
- Government agencies
- Vendor firms
DeVry University graduates in Health Information Technology will be prepared for career-entry positions in areas such as:
- Healthcare information
- Healthcare data analysis, and management
- Biomedical information
- Biomedical data analysis, and management
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Health Sciences.