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Health Information Management Programs in New Hampshire

As one of the first states of the United States, New Hampshire has a long history of great innovations in the medical field. Many students come to New Hampshire to learn about the human body and how to care for it. Health Information Management Programs in New Hampshire acknowledge the reality that, in an increasingly complex medical world, support staff is critical to what doctors do. New Hampshire Health Information Management Programs are on the cutting edge, helping their students to become adept in the new technical skills that are required for managing modern healthcare records. The field requires quick thinking and technical skill!

In Health Information Management, there are three different degree options. Many students in New Hampshire traditionally opt for an associate's degree as a way of starting their formal education. The associate's degree takes only about two years, and it imparts the technical repertoire you'll need to get started in the field. In order to be a success in Health Information Management, you will need to understand the different databases used to store health records and the many kinds of records themselves. You'll also need to know the "code" that is used to make shorthand references for certain kind of patient information in records.

You can begin a bachelor's degree after completing your Health Information Management associate's degree, or go straight to the bachelor's degree without completing one. The bachelor's degree is a four year course of formal study that will help you obtain a general liberal arts education on top of your technical and career skills. Generally speaking, the more education you have, the higher your income level will tend to be in Health Information Management: The median salary nationwide is $32,000, but reaching it requires a strong combination of both education and experience. It's important to remember that you must have a bachelor's degree to get a master's degree!

A master's degree is the most advanced Health Information Management degree available in New Hampshire. If you want to maximize your potential to take advantage of this field's estimated 20% growth rate, going "all the way" to the master's is a fine plan. The master's degree includes a series of classes that are the most advanced of their kind, helping you to meet the challenge of the most selective employers around the United States. You might also learn about international medical recordkeeping standards, insurance standards, the special skills surrounding cancer information management, and a wide variety of other expert topics.

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21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2341
Phone: (603) 271-2323
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