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How much training did you need to be a health info technician?

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High school student researching health info technicians. Give short, simple answer. Thank you! :)

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I'm not the expert on this, yet I found this:

Careers in this profession require an associate's degree, postgraduate certificate, or bachelor's degree in health information technology with coursework in computer science, math, and science recommended. Certification is also required by many employers.

Here are some good links:

https://study.com/articles/Health_Information_Technician_Requirements_for_a_Career_in_Health_Care_Info_Technology_and_Health_Info_Management.html

https://www.ahima.org/certification/RHIT

David recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out the links.
  • Contact a large medical practice or hospital to set up a meeting with their health info techs.
  • Learn about HIPAA on Wikipedia so you are familiar.
Thank you very much! Have a great day. Sofia G.