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 complete your training.