Health Information Technology - Associates Degree
The associates degree in Health Information Technology contains all the technical coursework required to enter the health information field, but your education is rounded out with twelve hours of General Education. In as little as five semesters you can train for a position in any organization that uses patient information. Job titles include: Medical Coder, Coding Consultant or Analyst, Medical Record Analyst or Auditor, Medical Record Abstractor, DRG Coordinator, Cancer Registrar, Clinical Documentation Specialist or Health Information Department Director.
Coding Specialist - Certificate
This certificate offers you the basic knowledge and training needed to start a career in medical coding, and it only takes one year to complete. Most coding professionals work in hospitals, but they are also needed in other healthcare facilities such as physician practices, nursing homes, home health agencies, mental health facilities and public health agencies.