Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Strong Job Growth in Health IT

The health IT industry had 186,300 jobs in 2012 and those positions will increase by 22 percent by 2022, according to the latest analysis of data on the medical records and health information technicians field by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Most Health IT professionals in 2012 worked in hospitals (37 percent), physician offices (22 percent), nursing and residential care facilities (9 percent) and government (5 percent).

"There will be an additional 41,100 health information management jobs in the U.S. by 2022, a 22% increase over 2012."
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The bureau has a summary of its findings with information about health IT educational requirements, skills, and certifications.
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Sources:
(a) Strong Growth in HIM Jobs Seen - www.HealthDataManagement.com, 04/25/2014

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