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Health Information Technology

 Options: Associates

 Locations: Main Campus, Online

The Business Side of Health Care

If you want to build your career on the business side of health care, our health information programs are the perfect place to build the skills and experience you need. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for health information professionals. Job prospects are very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. In health information departments, experienced administrators will be employed in supervision and management, overseeing the work of the coding, correspondence, or discharge sections. All positions within this field require proficiency with computers, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Students will complete assignments using both paper and electronic health records.

Contact the Program

Paula Hagstrom
(231) 591-2395
[email protected]

Career Opportunities

In the fall of each year, satisfaction surveys are sent via email or U.S. mail to Health Information Technology  graduates and employers. For the 2021-2022 academic year, 13 HIT graduate and employer surveys were sent out. Five graduate surveys were returned and six employer surveys were returned. Results of the surveys showed that:

  • 93% of the Health Information Technology (HIT) graduates are employed and/or continuing their education
  • 95% of the HIT graduates are satisfied with the education they received at Ferris
  • 88% of the employers are satisfied with the HIT graduates they hired
  • 93% of the students with HIT as their declared major graduate with an HIT degree



The Health Information Technology accreditor of Ferris State University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL., 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at [email protected].

Career Education Opportunities