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Health Information Management Programs in Oregon

Are you looking for Health Information Management Programs in Oregon? You've made a good choice to get started in a very promising career field! Oregon Health Information Management Programs offer you a wide array of different ways to get the skills and education that you need for an excellent healthcare career. While no results can ever be guaranteed, it's important to know a few basic things about Health Information Management while you make your decisions. First of all, this field's skill set is strongly in demand for hospitals and physicians' offices around the country, even in Oregon -- so it's worth a look!

The median income in Health Information Management is around $32,000 nationwide and the field is expected to grow steadily at a rate of about 20%, faster than average, for several years to come. Want to get in on the trend? You have your choice of an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree to help you. An associate's degree is the fastest option, allowing you to complete a laser focused course of formal study in only about two years. This will ready you to get an internship or an entry level position at many of Oregon's hospitals, where Health Information Management skills are used every day to help doctors.

Do you want to make yourself an even more attractive job candidate? If so, there are plenty of ways to specialize your skills by going on to a Health Information Management bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree takes about four years, and it expands on the knowledge you gained in an associate's program. An associate's degree is not required, but it can cut as much as two years off your bachelor's program. The bachelor's program can help you learn about the specializations in the field, which include cancer information registry, medical billing and encoding, and several other possible directions to take.

In any field, the master's degree is not something that everyone will achieve -- but for those who do, the effort and time spent is well worth it. The master's degree is an advanced course of study that usually takes about two years. You will work with the leaders in the field when you study and research some of the most sophisticated topics. These include technical subjects as well as high level theory and management courses about the healthcare field. A master's degree in Health Information Management can make it easier for you to seek the top jobs in Oregon or elsewhere.

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