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Putting Your Degree to Work

Meet Stephanie W, a December 2014 graduate of the HIT program.  “CPCC made it possible for me to go back to college and finally earn my degree. As a mother of three working nights, only CPCC offered the flexibility to work at my own pace in my own space. The teachers were prompt and professional whenever I had a question, and encouraging whenever I had doubts. The HIM professors work in the field. They know the material, and how it directly impacts our industry. When legislative changes affected the program, CPCC adjusted to ensure I had the proper skills and knowledge when I graduated. They are also a great resource for networking, resume review, and job seeking.

Within one month of graduating, I passed my RHIT certification test and moved into a new position in the hospital. No more night or weekend shifts! Thanks to CPCC, I now have a career instead of a job.” Stephanie works as a coder in a regional medical center.

Read about a Health Information Technology graduate who works at a hospital trauma center

Ever since I began my studies at CPCC I have felt that my future was in good hands.  I believe that each and every instructor and member of the CPCC administrative team truly had my best interest at heart and that is why I knew I was destined to achieve the goal of obtaining my Health Information Technology degree.

2014 Graduate

The HIT program at CPCC helped prepare me for a world that I knew very little about.  I have found that I love coding and would like to continue in the field and eventually teach coding.

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Graduate

Received RHIT credential on 1/24/14.

I found my education at CPCC to be very valuable.  The networking contacts I made through my PPE assignments and NCHIMA meetings were instrumental in landing my perfect job!  I felt I was well prepared for a career in HIM.

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Student Scholarships

  • AHIMA Foundation
    • Awards about $90,000 annually in HIM scholarships for degree programs

 

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Job Outlook

  • HIM professionals continue to be in high demand
  • Approximately 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the US.
  • Ranked #4 top major in a recent US News and World Report article
  • Industries with increased demand include:
    • Academic institutions
    • Consulting agencies
    • Government agencies
    • Healthcare software companies

 

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