Start A Rewarding Career In Healthcare IT

With University of North Dakota you can gain the specialized skills you need to start a rewarding technology career in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. You'll be prepared for numerous industry certifications, and with employment growth in the healthcare and the technology industries as well as average annual salaries of $50,000*, this is an excellent career choice.

Healthcare IT

Choose our training for:

  • Industry certification prep – Graduate with the skills you need to earn CompTIA A+ certification as well as the CMAA and CEHRS certifications from the National Healthcareer Association; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $570 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training designed by experienced industry experts that can have you career ready in a year or less.
  • One-on-one instructor support – With one-on-one access to dedicated instructors with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed

Start preparing for the many technology opportunities in the healthcare industry with our online Healthcare IT training program. Call 1-877-225-7151 or request free information today for more details!

Download the Healthcare IT syllabus

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

FAQs

What role do healthcare IT professionals play?

Healthcare IT professionals help support the use of technology in the healthcare setting. Their specific responsibilities vary by position; however, responsibilities could include: installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, or providing technical support to employees throughout a healthcare facility.

What is the job market for healthcare IT professionals?

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and technology is becoming more and more important to providing quality patient care. Over 2.8 million new healthcare jobs are expected by 2022, and the government-mandated implementation of electronic health records is putting healthcare IT professionals in high demand.

How much can I earn as a healthcare IT professional?

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that computer technicians nationwide and across all industries earn between $36,990 and $62,530 annually, and healthcare IT professionals fall within this category. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a healthcare IT professional.

Do I need to be certified?

Though certification may not always be a requirement for employment, earning CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials will help your resume stand out in the job market and give you access to more job opportunities. The Career Step Healthcare IT training program is specifically designed to prepare you for these certifications and also includes 4 certification exam vouchers (a $570 value), which you will receive when you finish the training program.

What kind of skills or experience do I need to enter the Career Step program?

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.

How is the Healthcare IT program structured?

The Healthcare IT program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a health information technician. The curriculum is built on the exam objectives published by CompTIA and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to ensure that you'll be prepared to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and the CEHRS and CMAA credentials immediately upon graduation.

How long does it take to finish the course?

The Healthcare IT training program is 584 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. Some students are able to complete their training program in as little as 4 or 5 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, students who can devote about 15 hours a week may finish in about 10 months).

Every student who enrolls in the Healthcare IT training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.

What computer specifications are required to complete the course?

Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:

Hardware

  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)

Software

  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
  • Firefox 3.x
  • Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
  • Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)
Note: Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.

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