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Studying Health Information Technology at Weber State

Weber State’s health information technology degree teaches dedicated, organized students who want careers in the healthcare industry about the technology that is used to manage medical information.

Health Information Technology Highlights

Weber State’s health information technology courses are offered in person, online and through independent study. More than 90% of graduates pass their RHIT® certification exam, compared to a national average around 71%.

In 2016, Weber State was named in the top 20 among best online colleges for information tech by Affordable Colleges Online.

Beyond the Classroom

As a health information technology major, you can gain practical experience through professional practice experiences in healthcare settings, such as software companies, insurance companies, hospitals and retention centers for patient records.

You can also study abroad to fulfill a requirement for your future bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in health information management.

Krista Green

Class of 2017

“Weber State has constructed an excellent health information technology program. I am greatly impressed with the professors within the program, as they were more than willing to go above and beyond in order to establish an excellent student-professor relationship”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You’ll learn the technical functions on health information technology, such as:

  • Coding diseases and operations
  • Releasing medical information appropriately
  • Maintaining statistical measures
  • Using related computer software

What You Can Do after Weber

Graduates work in a variety of healthcare-related organizations, including:

  • Insurance companies
  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Home health agencies
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Public health agencies
  • Software vendors
  • Health maintenance organizations

You can also go on to earn your bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in health information management or another emphasis in health administrative services.

Career & Salary Outlook

Recent graduates of Weber State’s health information technology program have a 95% job placement rate.

Common careers for health information technology graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Source: utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Heather Merkely

    “Teaching was not in my HIT career goals. However, I kept my options open and I have found teaching HIT rewarding beyond measure. My favorite thing about teaching is when students understand that the ‘tedious book and lab work’ fulfills a purpose in professional HIT careers. HIT is a rewarding career opportunity, and I love to share it with those interested.”
  • Darcy Carter

    “Healthcare is changing, and health information technology is no different. There is always something new to learn and opportunities that come about because of this. The field has a lot of variety, and there is something to fit each type of personality and interest.”