What Can I Do With a Major In Health Information Technology?

Health Information Technology (HIT) addresses the technology and processes used by healthcare providers and related organizations. This program includes instruction in the technology used to acquire and direct the flow of information between the clinical, administrative, and financial systems in the healthcare industry as well as general principles of information technology. Students who complete this program will obtain a strong background in technology including database, problem-solving, systems analysis, and project management skills as well as a foundation in the culture of the healthcare system.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Local Job Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information professionals is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2018. With the increasing use of electronic health records, more professionals will be needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Reporter
  • Database Administrator
  • Health Information Technician/Manager
  • Medical Device Integration
  • Network Security
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester and Customizer
  • System Use Educator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

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