The Health Information Management and Technology A.A.S. degree provides you with a foundation of skills to become a medical office assistant, health information technician, medical coding specialist and/or health insurance billing specialist.

Health information technicians specialize in analyzing, securing, and maintaining patient health information, and may be responsible for quality assurance, computer information services and coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Computing and Information Sciences Department.

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Highlights

Career Opportunities

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Recent employers have included: Albany Cardiology; Albany Memorial Hospital; Capital Region Orthopedics Bone and Joint Center; Community Care Physicians; Hudson Valley Ophthalmology; Northeast Urological; Seton Health Physical Rehab.

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Common careers for students completing the Health Information Management and Technology degree include: Health Information Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist.

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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Medical Records and Health Information Technician, $36,720.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

James Looby
COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Brahan Hall, Room 206

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.