Health Information Management Careers
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Health and information: the perfect combo.
Information drives the healthcare industry. And HIM professionals are the recognized experts who secure, analyze, integrate and manage information. With a degree in Health Information Management, you will obtain the knowledge and skills needed for a diverse and challenging career blended in the fields of medical science, business, law and information technology.
Did we mention growth?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of HIM professionals is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. Better yet, SLU's HIM program has resulted in 100 percent of its graduates who desire full-time employment obtaining it within two months of graduation.
Employment options include:
- physician practices
- information system companies
- long-term care
- home health care
- governmental agencies
- managed care
- law firms
- health care consulting
- pharmaceutical sales
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in this field salaries can be quite wide ranging from $20,000 per year for entry-level positions to more than $80,000 per year for upper management positions. One of the best aspects of this industry is the many areas for advancement in this field. Those who begin at the lowest levels are often able to work their way up. Training yourself further will always be a benefit in this area and others.
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