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Train for a Career as a Healthcare IT Professional

Career Step’s Healthcare IT program will get you ready to support a wide range of health information technology needs across the healthcare industry. The career path offers many benefits:

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Growing demand

The healthcare and technology industries are growing quickly across the nation, and having a dual background will prepare you to work in both fields.

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Competitive salaries

Healthcare IT professionals enjoy high average salaries of more than $50,000 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Marketable skills

With increased focus on using technology to improve patient care, a background Healthcare IT will provide you with desirable job skills.

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Job security

The U.S. Department of Labor expects more than 2.3 million new healthcare jobs and 88,500 new technology jobs by 2026.

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Certification options

Our program will prepare you to earn the CompTIA A+, Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials.

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Quick graduation timeline

Our program is designed so you can be trained and working in as little as four months of full-time study with Career Step’s online course.

Over 100,000 Career Step students can’t be wrong. Choose Career Step and gain the skills you need to earn a great income and enjoy an exciting career in the growing healthcare and technology industries.

Healthcare IT Job Description and Earning Potential

What will I be doing in healthcare IT?

Healthcare is increasingly using technology in exciting new ways to improve patient care and decrease costs. Professionals trained in information technology support the management and exchange of health information between patients, providers, and payers.

Healthcare IT professionals handle the growing needs of healthcare facilities and providers by installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, and providing technical support throughout healthcare facilities.

As a healthcare IT professional, you will be prepared to work in a hospital, medical office, and many other healthcare facilities.

How much can I make in healthcare IT?

Salaries for healthcare IT professionals vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the middle 50% of healthcare IT professionals earn between $39,000 and $65,000 a year.

You may also be able to increase your earnings by obtaining industry certifications. Preparation for the CompTIA A+, CEHRS, and CMAA exams is built into Career Step’s program so you are ready to hit the ground running once you graduate.

Healthcare IT Training Program

How Long Will the Training Take?

The Healthcare IT training program is designed to be completed in 4 months of full-time study. However, the online course format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so your enrollment includes 12 months of program access in case you need extra time.

What Will I Be Learning?

The Career Step online Healthcare IT training program covers:

  • Hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance
  • Operating systems
  • Security
  • HIPAA regulations
  • EHR software
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Medical office procedures

The Healthcare IT online program is specifically designed to prepare you to earn the CompTIA A+, CEHRS, and CMAA credentials. The curriculum is built on the exam objectives published for each of these exams. Upon graduation, you’ll also receive exam vouchers to take each of these exams (a $445 value).

Want more details about exactly what's included in the program? Download the brochure to learn more or review the learning objectives for each module.

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Healthcare IT Course Tuition

How Much Does the Healthcare IT Course Cost?

Everything you need to succeed is included in one, low tuition payment of .

This tuition fee entitles you to an initial 12 months of access to the online Healthcare IT course. The program is designed to be completed in 4 months of full-time study, and we provide you 12 months of course access to ensure you have the time you need.

Are Payment Plans or Tuition Assistance Available?

Career Step is committed to providing you with an affordable educational experience. To provide flexibility, several payment options are available.

What is Included With My Training Program?

Everything you need to succeed is included with your Career Step program. You'll have:

  • Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • 2 quick-reference guides for CompTIA A+ exam study
  • Computer repair toolkit
  • Power supply tester and USB drive
  • Vouchers to take the CompTIA A+, CEHRS, and CMAA exams upon graduation (a $570 value)
  • One-on-one help from your instructors and our technical support team
  • Graduate support designed to help you turn your education into a job

The Healthcare IT course includes 582 hours of curriculum.

Healthcare IT FAQs

Get the answers to the most common and important questions about enrolling in the Healthcare IT program at Career Step. Our FAQs section provides answers to help you make an informed decision about your education.

Healthcare IT professionals help support the use of technology in the healthcare setting. Their specific responsibilities vary by position; however, responsibilities could include: installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, or providing technical support to employees throughout a healthcare facility.

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and technology is becoming more and more important to providing quality patient care. Over 2.3 million new healthcare jobs are expected by 2026, and the government-mandated implementation of electronic health records is putting healthcare IT professionals in high demand.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that computer technicians nationwide and across all industries earn between $38,690 and $64,590 annually, or $52,000 a year on average, and healthcare IT professionals fall within this category. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a healthcare IT professionals.

Though certification may not always be a requirement for employment, earning CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials will help your resume stand out in the job market and give you access to more job opportunities. The Career Step Healthcare IT training program is specifically designed to prepare you for these certifications and also includes 4 certification exam vouchers (a $570 value), which you will receive upon graduation.

Career Step has been training quality professionals for over 20 years and offers a comprehensive training program that thoroughly prepares students to work in healthcare IT. With Career Step, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live student and graduate support, and quickly gain the specialized skills you need to earn your CompTIA A+, Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certifications and succeed in your new career. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and Career Step provides everything you need to succeed!

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.

The Healthcare IT program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a healthcare IT professional. The curriculum is built on the exam objectives published by CompTIA and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to ensure that you'll be prepared to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and the CEHRS and CMAA credentials immediately upon graduation.

Career Step student support includes access to:

  • Student Support Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. They provide timely answers to questions about the program material and offer a number of personal consultations throughout the training to help students master important concepts.

  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.

  • Graduate Support Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after graduation. Your Graduate Advisors will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and teach you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's student support team will always be there to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

See what a few Career Step students had to say about their experiences with Career Step’s student support.

The Healthcare IT training program is 584 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. Some students are able to complete their training program in as little as 4 or 5 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, students who can devote about 15 hours a week may finish in about 10 months).

Every student who enrolls in the Healthcare IT training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.

Career Step offers personalized, post-graduation resources for your job search, including:

  • 4 certification exam vouchers to make it easy to take your CompTIA A+, CMAA, and CEHRS exams upon graduation (a $570 value)
  • Personal consultation with a Graduate Advisor
  • Personalized interview tutorials and training
  • Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
  • Access to Career Step's help hotline for 12 months after graduation

These resources offer the personalized help you need after graduation to quickly and easily transition to the workplace. With this individualized help and attention, the majority of our graduates are hired within a few months of graduation.

Learn more about Career Step’s graduate support in this quick interview with several of our Graduate Advisors.

Your enrollment includes everything you will need to train for a successful career in healthcare IT. Your enrollment includes:

  • Access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • 2 quick-reference guides for CompTIA A+ exam study
  • Computer repair toolkit
  • Power supply tester and USB drive
  • Vouchers to take the CompTIA A+, CMAA, and CEHRS exams upon graduation (a $570 value)
  • One-on-one help from your instructors and our technical support team
  • Valuable graduate resources

We realize that one of the most important questions tied to education is how it will be paid for. Because this is such a big part of the decision of whether or not to go back to school, Career Step has designed several tuition assistance and payment options. Please visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

It takes 2-3 business days to process the application, depending on method of payment. Once the payment is processed you will be emailed your course login and password and can start training immediately. Additional course materials are shipped UPS Ground after the payment is processed. The average wait is about 7-10 days.