Health Information Technology, AAS
$27,000 - $40,000*
These estimated earnings are for employees who have completed their associate degree in Health Information Technology. Career advancement is available if you transfer your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. As experience and education increase, you can expect to earn significantly more during your career.
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*Earnings figure is based on EMSI employment information for north central Ohio.
$17,305 - $12,000 = $5,305 in net cost*
The calculation above includes the following:
- The estimated current cost of tuition, fees and books to complete a two-year associate degree in Health Information Technology at NC State is $17,305.
- Minus the average amount of financial aid ($6,000 x 2 years) students received. NOTE: Your financial aid could be higher or lower than this average.
- Leaving just $5,305 to be funded by other sources — which may include additional scholarships, grants and loans. Many students opt for payment plans to avoid debt. Employed students should inquire with their employers about the possibility of reimbursement for educational expenses.
In the 2020-2021 school year, NC State awarded more than $7.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students. We will work with you to explore every source of financial aid available.
*These figures were calculated using data available when this information was published.
Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year public institution in Ohio.
*This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a public college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.
Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year private institution in Ohio.
**This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a private college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.
Health Information Technology encompasses the use of existing records and information in the treatment of patients, as well as the updating and storage of that information in a secure environment. Analysis of information may also be a key role in some employment situations. Currently health information technology professionals work in 40 different settings under 125 different job titles. They often facilitate communication between clinical, operational and administrative functions within the practice, hospital or company.
Health Information Technology is a pathway with credentials that expand as your education progresses. Students who complete the first five terms of coursework may take the national exam to receive a Certified Coding Associated (CCA) credential. Many students begin working as a CCA while continuing their work toward their associate degree. When they receive their associate degree, they may become a Registered Health Information Technician (after successfully completing the RHIT Certification Examination).
Transfer opportunities exist to continue toward a bachelor's degree. Students with a bachelor's degree will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
This program is provided in partnership with Marion Technical College. All participants will have to apply to Marion Technical College to receive the final Health Information Technology Associate Degree.
Where You Could Go
Health Information Technology is a pathway with credentials that expand as your education progresses. Students who complete the first five terms of coursework, may take the national exam to receive a Certified Coding Associated (CCA) credential. Many students begin working as a CCA while continuing their work toward their associate degree. When they receive their associate degree, they may become a Registered Health Information Technician (after successfully completing the RHIT Certification Examination).
Transfer opportunities exist to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Students with a bachelor’s degree will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
Job demand is predicted to increase in the future as the standardization, availability and security of medical records continues to expand.
This program is provided in partnership with Marion Technical College. All participants will have to apply to MTC to receive the final Health Information Technology, opens in a new window Associate Degree.
This program is divided between Marion Technical College and NC State. See the Curriculum Worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a listing of classes offered at North Central State College. All Marion Technical College classes for this degree are offered online.
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