Associate of Applied Science Degree in
Health Information Technology
Our Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology will provide you with the technical and administrative skills needed to plan, develop, and manage complex health information systems. This program curriculum will prepare you to successfully implement policies and procedures that comply with federal, state, and accrediting agency requirements. With our flexible, online program, you can earn your degree in approximately two years; and you’ll be prepared to successfully pass certification and/or licensure exams.
With the advancement of information technology, health care providers are able to more effectively manage patient care. As a health information technician, you can support this objective with the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). You’ll have the option of working in a variety of professional settings including:
- Medical doctor, dentist, and chiropractor offices
- Mental health facilities
- Public health agencies
- IT and software companies
- Medical or diagnostic laboratories
- Nursing and residential care facilities
With an aging population in our country, there will be an increased need for medical tests, treatments, and procedures; and health care providers will need technicians to organize and manage information throughout all aspects of the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022.†
Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master degrees, and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University.
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*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.
†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited April 29, 2014).