Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

HIT–Employment Opportunities

The skills acquired through the HIT program as well as successful registration will qualify graduates for positions in:

  • Acute care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Behavioral health facilities
  • Home health care providers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Physician practices

Typical positions include:

  • Clinical coding specialist
  • Health data analyst
  • Release of information specialist
  • Clinical Data Abstractor
  • Cancer Registrars
  • Health Information Technician

Growth and Income
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020.

The average entry-level salary for a health information technician with an associate's degree is $25,000-35,000 annually.

Transferability
Individuals who wish to learn more about baccalaureate programs in the Pittsburgh area can contact the University of Pittsburgh or Duquesne University for program information.