Health Information Management
Health Information Technician

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Salary: $18,877 - $31,619
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Hourly: $9.94 - $18.21
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 2 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
A two-year associate’s degree is required to be a health information technician.

Licensure/Certification

Most employers prefer to hire registered health information technicians (RHIT), who must pass a written examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). To take the examination, a person must graduate from a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) of the American Medical Association. Technicians trained in non-CAAHEP-accredited programs, or on the job, are not eligible to take the examination.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Austin Community College Austin A
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Collin College Plano A
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Del Mar College Corpus Christi A
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El Paso Community College District El Paso A
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston A
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Howard College Big Spring A
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Lee College Baytown A
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston A
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McLennan Community College Waco A
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Midland College Midland A
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Odessa College Odessa A
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Panola College Carthage A
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena A
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San Jacinto College: North Campus Houston A
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San Jacinto College: South Campus Houston A
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South Plains College Levelland A
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South Texas College McAllen A
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio A
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Tarrant County College: Trinity River East Campus Fort Worth A
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Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (TSTC) Harlingen A
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Texas State Technical College-West Texas (TSTC) Sweetwater A
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Tyler Junior College Tyler A
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Vernon College Vernon A
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Wharton County Junior College Wharton A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate