Health informatics and information management is a great career choice. The AHIMA Career and student center has a lot great information include the Career Map, information and information about salaries.
Entry-level program graduates are eligible for the RHIA exam and may find additional information about this process:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of HIM professionals is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2008. In addition to strong job prospects, competitive salaries also await HIM graduates. More than half of the new HIM graduates with a bachelor's degree start with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range. Five years out, many are earning $50,000 to $75,000.
HIM professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector expands into the next century. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
For more information and job availability, contact: American Health Information Management Association
Health Informatics and Information Management
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6486