Health Information Technology Career Outlook

Percent Employed

89%

Employed

 

WITC Health Information Technology Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

38%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Health Information Technology Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$21,318 - $54,543

Range of Yearly Salary*

 

 

 


*Range of yearly salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include WITC graduates.

Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Health Information Technician 

Health Information Technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

Additional opportunities include:

  • HIM Supervisor 

  • Insurance/Business Specialist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Health Information Technology associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Health Information Technology program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, The College of St. Scholastica, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout. 

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $55,800–$75,795

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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