The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Health Data Management Report suggests the number of available health information management jobs will increase from about 186,300 in 2012 to an estimated 227,500 in 2022. They further cite this 22% growth rate is “much faster than average.”
HIM professionals work across a vast array of roles from analytical to project management to healthcare system management and governance roles. In an HIM educational program, you will acquire marketable skills and knowledge to:
HIM professionals primarily serve the healthcare industry in departments where patient data or health information is collected and stored. Some examples include: acute care hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities (nursing homes), health information software companies, and health information consulting firms.
HIM professionals add value in a range of job roles, from clinical coding to data analytics, managing health information is a growing need in the evolving healthcare industry.
Similar to work responsibilities, job roles within HIM are wide and varied. Here are a few examples:
Visit the AHIMA career map at hicareers.com/careermap to see the full spectrum of employment opportunities.
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