HIM IN HIGH DEMAND
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. Check out www.hicareers.com.
Varied Roles – HIM professionals serve a vital role in healthcare, bridging the critical data and information needs of providers, payers and patients. Their skills and knowledge in the systems and processes of health information collection, analysis and dissemination help ensure quality patient care, optimal operations management and legal and regulatory compliance.
Varied Settings – HIM professionals can be found in a variety of settings including patient care organizations (hospitals, clinics, hospice, home health, long-term care), research firms, software vendors, consulting, sales, payers, state and national policy organizations, and education.
Significant earning potential – Competitive salaries await graduates. Starting salaries for over half of new HIM BS graduates range from $30,000 to $50,000. Within five years, earnings of $50,000 to $75,000 annually are possible.
“Health professionals working with patients, healthcare providers, and insurance and pharmaceutical companies will find that the RHIA certification is a must-have if you want to manage patient health information, including medical records, computer information systems and patient personal data.”