7:36 pm - Wednesday September 20, 2017

Jobs In Health IT Expected To Grow By 21%

New York Career Institute offers 2-year training program leading to secure, well-paid jobs

Jobs in the developing field of health information technology are expected to grow by 21 percent over the next six years, and New York Career Institute (www.nyci.edu) has a new 2-year program to help meet the increased demand for people skilled in the field.

Health information technology, also called Health IT, involves the maintenance and exchange of health information in an electronic environment. Health information technicians review patient records for timeliness, accuracy and relevance, while protecting patients’ health information for confidentiality, data security and authorized access for treatment. They also electronically record data for storage, analysis and reporting, and they track patient outcomes for quality assessment and clinical evaluations. 

A recent report from the President’s Council of Economic Advisors says healthcare will continue to be the largest single source of job growth, with 3.5 million new jobs in the field within two years, including many in key support roles such as Health IT.

Demand for health services is expected to grow substantially as the United States population ages. There will be greater need for medical tests, treatments and procedures, which will mean more claims for reimbursement through insurance. Additional records, coupled with expanding use of electronic health records by healthcare providers will lead to an increased demand for specialized healthcare information technicians.

“NYCI is poised to help meet the growing demand, with courses that teach proficiency in the newest technological skills,” said Dean Lisa Fowler, the college’s chief academic officer. “We have an excellent track record of placing our recent graduates, many of whom are hired by their individual sites,” added the Dean. ”NYCI graduates have opportunities to find rewarding employment opportunities at hospitals, doctors’ offices, community health centers and clinics, as well as insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and a broad range of government agencies at all levels.” 

“The field is ideal for students with an interest in IT and enables them to combine their IT skills with the growing healthcare field. Candidates for this growing career field include people who want to work in healthcare, but not directly with patients,” Dean Fowler said. “There can be flexibility for those who prefer to work on their own, with others or a combination of the two.”

Since 1941, New York Career Institute has provided a higher educational experience designed to prepare people for productive careers in contemporary fields. The school has a dedicated, caring, and highly qualified faculty and staff that provide instruction and student services in a manner that emphasizes individual attention, while also offering general education courses that develop cognitive learning through self-awareness, creative thinking, and analytical reasoning that contribute to the social, emotional, and academic development of students.

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