Join healthcare professionals in providing quality patient care in this growing career field through education in data analysis, science, administration, and health information application and governance. Missouri Western’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is your pathway.
Health Information Management prepares confident, innovative professionals who can apply information resources and technologies across the healthcare industry in settings that span the continuum of care. The HIM graduate serves as a pivotal team member in the planning, design, implementation, management, use and evaluation of electronic health records and other electronic information systems.
What is special about HIM?
HIM professionals are critical to the success of information governance and data analytics in the emerging health related topics such as population health management. HIM professionals actively lead, engage, participate in, and contribute to decisions that affect the well-being of patients by drawing on the perspectives, values, and experiences of those involved in patient care decisions.
Promising Job Market
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Services Managers with a baccalaureate degree, which includes HIM RHIA-credentialed professionals, has an expected job growth of 32% in the years spanning to 2029.
HIM is STEM
As of 2022, health information-related job roles are recognized as STEM job roles.
See O*net for information regarding STEM-recognized job roles in health information professions, including clinical data managers, health informatics specialists, health information technologists, medical registrars, medical and health service managers, and medical records specialists.
This article describes the benefits of STEM careers, including
- High salaries. STEM graduates earn among the highest initial salaries.
- Growing career field