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PRESS RELEASE

MARCH 2017

Health Information Tech program accepting applications

St. Johns River State College will accept applications for its Health Information Technology program from April 1 through May 15. Classes will begin in August and are online. The program is designed to train students as technicians who provide health information services throughout the health care industry. These technicians serve as medical coders, clinical data specialists, data abstracters, and HIPAA compliance officers.

Students who successfully complete the A.S. degree in Health Information Technology are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

Starting salaries in Northeast Florida for health information technicians can range from $20,000 - $30,000 annually. Average wages after five years may increase to $55,000, according to the American Health Information Management Association.

Admission requirements and prerequisites apply. For more information about the limited access program, call (904) 808-7465 or visit the website at SJRstate.edu/workforce/hit.html.

 

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