Health Information Management

The associate degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

New pathway certificate program:

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you'll keep health care offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession - and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient's experience.
As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
  • Review and answer practice correspondence
  • Operate computer systems to accomplish office tasks
  • Answer calls, schedule appointments, greet patients and maintain files
  • Update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information
  • Coordinate operation reports such as time and attendance
Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in America. By becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), you'll have the recognized credentials health care employers are searching for now. Don't wait a moment longer to change your life — start your path to becoming a Medical Assistant!
Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Associate of Applied Science

One Year Certificate

Less-Than-One-Year Certificate


What are program requirements?

Most practical experience sites require a drug screen, TB test, Hep B series, MMR, and a background check prior to starting the experience. All of these must be completed/passed before beginning practical work experience.

What is Health Information Management?

Health information management (HIM) improves the quality of health care by ensuring the best information is available for a health care team to treat its 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. HIM professionals can be found throughout the healthcare system.

How much do HIM professionals earn?

The range is wide. A salary survey for 2015 reported 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 professional?

At Klamath Community College!

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

Careers in Health Information Management

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath  Region:

2021-2030 Employment Projection

7% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:


Prospective Jobs

Electronic Health Records Clerk Medical Records Technician Home Health Aide
Medical Imaging Technologist Respiratory Therapist Nursing Aide

 All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data provided for a medical records technician position. For a different employment forecast, visit the
State of Oregon Employment Department.

Contact HIM

Jennifer Briscoe
HIM Program Lead