Interested in working in health care, the largest industry in the U.S., without having to care for patients? Healthcare technology puts you in a growing industry where there's a strong career outlook for technologists like clinical coders, data analysts, patient information coordinators and health record technicians.
With an enormous demand for skilled professionals to design, operate and maintain the technology that makes the healthcare system run, it's no surprise that careers in healthcare technology are among the 20 occupations projected to grow fastest through 2012.
Prepare for a Career in Today's Fastest Growing Field
DeVry's Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to work with applications systems and manage electronic health information databases. Ever-cognizant of the importance of information accuracy, privacy and security, HIT professionals may be involved in ensuring that the design and use of information systems support patient safety.
From maintaining patients' records to analyzing crucial data, careers in health information technology allow you to work in a dynamic field that's rich with opportunity and revolutionary advancements.
Careers in health information technology can be found in a wide variety of settings, such as:
- Physician's offices
- Clinics and other medical or mental health facilities
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Educational institutions
- Insurance companies
- Government agencies
- Vendor firms
DeVry’s Health IT associate degree program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:
- Perform complex clinical coding tasks.
- Support healthcare data analysis and management using applications software.
- Analyze and manage healthcare data.
- Use principles of life sciences and information technology to implement and evaluate solutions to healthcare information technology problems.
Courses can be taken online, in class or a combination of both.