Health Information Technology

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Health Information Technology

Our Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a perfect fit if you’re interested in working in the healthcare field but not directly with patients. This program incorporates clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills and explores the digital/computer side of health care.

The HIT program is offered in a synchronous online hybrid format. This format gives students the option to attend the scheduled live lectures and labs in the classroom or remotely with a web camera. With more employers transitioning to a similar format, the HIT program has adapted this flexibility of attending in-person as needed, or remotely as needed, during the scheduled class times for the more intense courses. The program also contains two opportunities for clinical experience, which is done in person.

Values & Benefits

  1. Flexibility

    Our Health Information Technology program offers a great opportunity for those who want to work in a multifaceted medical field with minimal patient interaction. Certain positions may also allow you to work remotely.

  2. Career Potential

    Mastering the concepts of the Health Information Technology field will make you a valuable asset to many different types of healthcare institutions, from large hospitals to private practices. It also boosts your salary potential and opens the door to obtaining a bachelor's, master's, or a doctorate. 

  3. Outlook

    When it comes to income and career prospects, Health Information Technology has a very promising outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is projected to grow 8% through 2029. The in-demand career typically provides generous pay and growth opportunities.

  4. Transferability

    If you plan to pursue an advanced degree, our Health Information Technology program can transfer seamlessly to four-year universities. This allows you to pursue an advanced degree up to the doctorate level while working.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Health Information Technology graduates, including:

  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Law offices
  • Governmental agencies
  • Research organizations

Learn more about Health Information Technology program student outcome data

Health Information Technology Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Health Information Technology AAS Degree 68 ‌‌
Health Information Technology Certificate Certificate 15 ‌‌

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Perdue Hall
New Bern Campus

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