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Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology from Parker University, you can gain a variety of technical and administrative skills so you can plan, develop, and manage complex health information systems consistent with professional and regulatory standards.

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Program Highlights

  • Complete your courses 100% online for ultimate flexibility
  • Learn to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS
  • Take one course at a time, one month at a time to better master the material
  • Receive hands-on clinical experience toward the end of your program
  • Take courses in data analysis, information technology, standards, revenue, and more

Career Opportunities*

When you graduate, you can confidently pursue careers related to medical records and health information technology in such settings as:

  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Private Physician Practices
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Government Agencies

*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.

In its most recent report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual salary for health information technicians nationally is $38,040. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 13% through 2026.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

“My experience at Parker has been exceptional. From the professors, faculty, administrative offices and students, everyone has been extremely helpful. My program director has been an amazing mentor and wants all of his students to succeed.”

—Derek Nowlin, Parker University HIT student

SACSCOC Accreditation

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.