Careers in Allied Health
Upon completion of the associate of science in Allied Health with a concentration in health information technology (HIT), graduates will assume roles as:
- Health Data Managers who are able to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of data for patient records, billing, management, and other databases.
- Information Security Managers who ensure the integrity of data systems.
- Research Utilizers who are able to interpret basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare vital statistics.
- Quality Managers who analyze clinical data to identify trends in quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
- Professionals who understand the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality, while adhering to regulations related to information management.
- Leaders able to create and facilitate environments that ensure positive patient care outcomes.
- Information Technologists and Systems Managers who use hardware and software to ensure accurate data collection, storage, and analysis to assist colleagues toward achieving a healthcare organization’s goals.
- Resource Managers able to monitor coding and reimbursement cycles, staffing patterns, and materiel management.
- Communicators who are able to cultivate respectful, collegial relationships to foster shared decision making.
Upon completion of the associate of science in Allied Health with the healthcare technician concentration, graduates will be prepared to assume a wide range of roles pertaining to patient care and other pre-nursing positions. Such positions include (but are not limited to):
- Healthcare Technician
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Monitor Technician