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  • Job prospects for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals look especially bright over the next decade. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama and Congress allocated $19.2 billion for the conversion of the nation's paper-based patient records into more efficient and interoperable electronic health records. Because this is a relatively new area of expertise, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortfall of approximately 51,000 health IT professionals over the next five years to meet the demands of hospitals, physician practices, long-term care, insurance companies and mental health facilities. They project job growth in this profession to rise 20% over the next decade.

    New Jersey City University, in partnership with Rutgers - School of Health Related Professions, is prepared to meet the high demand for such professionals through its joint Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program. 

    As an example of the extraordinary growth and opportunities in this area, below is a list of some of the sample job titles of current HIM professionals in New Jersey:

    Administrator - HIMS

    Compliance Manager

    Operations Manager

    Admissions Coordinator

    Data Clinical Specialist

    Outcomes Analyst

    Ambulatory Surgery Coder

    Data Quality Analyst

    Patient Access Director

    Analyst

    Database Manager

    Practice Administrator

    Assistant Director, HIM

    Director, Info Systems

    President

    Associate Professor, HIM

    Director of Compliance

    Privacy Officer

    Associate Biller

    Director, R&D

    Product Manager

    Associate Director of Coding

    Director, Reimbursement

    Provider Relations Coord.

    Asst. Vice President

    DRG Analyst

    Data Mgmt. Supervisor

    Billing Consultant

    Elec. Medical Record Architect

    Regulatory Projects Asst.

    Billing Manager

    Executive Director

    HIM Coder and Abstractor

    Cancer Registrar

    Financial Data Specialist

    Supervisor, HIM Records

    Care Manager Auditor

    Health Record Analyst

    Technical Coordinator

    Chairperson HIT Program

    Independent Consultant

    Terminology Manager

    Claims Administrator

    IRB Coordinator

    Transcriptionist

    Client Services Rep.

    Manager, Health Economics

    Transcription Manager

    Clinical Doc. Specialist

    Manager, Revenue Cycle

    Trial Center Manager

    Clinical Coding Instructor

    Network Administrator

    VP, Support Services

    Clinical Data Specialist

    Non-Fed Appeals Specialist

    VP, Compliance

    Coding Consultant

    Nosologist

    VP, Information Systems

    Coding Manager

    Office Manager

    Data Mgmt. Supervisor

    Compliance Auditor

    Oncology Data Coordinator

    Regulatory Projects Asst.


    Here are some additional links that can help you plan your career in Health Information Management:

    AHIMA's Career & Student Center
    A quick overview of RHIA as a profession