A.S. in Health Information Technology

Start your career with a health information technology degree

In the United States, those who receive an associate's degree in health information technology can earn a median salary from $46,000 to $57,000 a year, according to data from O*NET OnLine. See potential career paths, how much you can make and how you can get your health information career started with an associate's degree from IU Northwest:

Health information technologists and medical registrars

Apply knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. Abstract, collect, and analyze treatment and follow-up information of patients.

Median salaries

  • Indiana - $37,850
  • United States - $55,560

Medical record specialist

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.

Median salaries

  • Indiana - $46,640
  • United States - $46,640

Cancer tumor registrar

Identifies, registers, and maintains records of all cancer patients by using a tumor registry data system.

Median salary

  • United States - $57,500

Associate of Science in Health Information Technology

Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) perform a variety of health information functions such as ensuring the quality, confidentiality, and completeness of patient health information, use of computer applications to code diagnoses and procedures, compile administrative and health statistics, and contribute to disease registries.

Outcomes from 2020-2021 academic year