Health Information Management

Program Information

If you possess stellar organizational, technological, and people skills and are interested in a career in health care, then San Jacinto College’s health information management program is the career path for you. This program is designed to train future health information management technicians to perform a variety of technical functions including organizing, analyzing, coding, and technically evaluating health information. Health information technicians work to ensure that complete and accurate records are kept for each patient in a health care facility.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management (CAHIIM).  Upon completion of this program, the student is eligible to apply to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination, administered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Career Opportunities

A career in health information management combines patient care management and technology in various professional work settings including:

  • Hospitals, 
  • Physician's offices/clinics,
  • Law firms,
  • Insurance companies,
  • Long-Term care (nursing homes),
  • Home Health, 
  • Hospice,
  • Behavioral Health, and
  • Health information technology software vendors.

Earning Potential

State average salary by job category¹:

  Texas Health Information Technician average salary:  $41,512

National average salary by credential²:

  Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT) average salary: $60,930

National average salary by job level²:

  Clerical/Administrative:  $35,650

  Coding Professional:  $54,730

  Supervisor:  $60,280

  Analyst:  $66,120

For more information, students may email HealthInformationManagement@sjcd.edu or call 281-459-7608.

Campus

North Campus

Accredited By:

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The Health Information Management accreditor of San Jacinto College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. 

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.
 

2017/2018 Program Outcomes: 

  • Student completion rate 70%
  • Graduate satisfaction rate 100%
  • Employer satisfaction rate 100%