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Health Information Management Programs in West Virginia

West Virginia may not traditionally be known for its technological infrastructure, but the state is making great strides in both online education and healthcare. Now is the perfect time for a prospective professional in the allied health fields to look for Health Information Management Programs in West Virginia. Whether you are completely new to college or have some formal schooling under your belt already, West Virginia Health Information Management Programs are a good choice for anyone who wants to find themselves as part of a field that's growing fast and in demand. An education can lead to a great career in West Virginia and many other areas of the nation!

Whether in West Virginia or any of the other areas where Health Information Management is growing rapidly, an associate's degree is the usual choice for getting started in the field. As a Health Information Management professional, it will be your task to manage and maintain a huge body of informational documents and records relating to patients and their treatment -- an associate's degree gives you enough study to pick up many of the skills you will use for the rest of your career. The associate's degree takes about two years, and can usually help you finish out your bachelor's degree within a shorter time by "transferring" classes.

If you would like to receive a longer and more thorough education, consider a bachelor's degree. You may study for an associate's and then a bachelor's degree at the same institution, transfer to a different institution for your bachelor's degree, or skip the associate's all together. The bachelor's degree takes about four years to complete and represents a more traditional education that includes classes in things like Math, English, and the social sciences. Boosting your earning power in West Virginia usually means more education, so consider this carefully if you wish to surpass the $32,00 median salary in Health Information Technology.

A master's degree is held by only about 10% of the total population, and the figure is actually a bit lower in West Virginia by most estimations. To position yourself for the most lucrative and demanding positions -- which will usually offer the highest levels of compensation and benefits -- think about an additional two year master's degree course. This will give you the chance to study under some of the experts and originators of the field while picking up advanced skills that most of your colleagues will not have, so it is a good investment for a long term career.

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West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3572
Fax: (304) 558-4367

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666

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