Health services improves the quality of health care by ensuring that the best information is available to make any health care decision. Health information management professionals manage health care data and information resources.  The profession encompasses services in planning, data collection, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data.  It serves the health care industry including: patient care organizations payers, research and policy agencies, and health care related industries (AHIMA, January 2013).

Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$13.12 - $27.99
Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$12.99 - $29.32
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the Klamath area is 13.2%. Projected growth in the state of Oregon is 17.9%.
Statewide Employment Analysis:The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements:The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for a medical records technician position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.
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Q & A 

What is Health Information Management?

Health Information Management (HIM) improves the quality of health care by insuring that the best information is available for the health care team to treat their patients. “HIM professionals manage health care data and information resources. The profession encompasses services in planning, collecting aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data. It serves the health care industry including: patient care organizations payers, research and policy agencies, and health care related industries” (AHIMA, January 2013).

Where do HIM professionals work?

Anywhere from quiet home offices to bustling hospital HIM departments. You may work for government agencies or professional associates, and HIM professionals can be found throughout the health care system.
 

How much do HIM professionals earn?

The range is wide. A salary survey for 2015 reported that the average salary is between $38,000 and $42,000. As you go up the academic and career ladder, the salary increases to between $73,000 and $84,000 as a HIM director.

Where can I find schools to become an HIM?

At Klamath Community College!

Earn your Health Information Management AAS degree, and be prepared to go places!