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Colorado Springs, Colorado – Students can now earn an associate’s degree (occupational) in a new, hands-on healthcare careers program at IntelliTec College to become a health information technician in 15 months. This new program being offered at IntelliTec’s Colorado Springs campus will prepare students for the growing health information tech field with skills in office administration, medical records, coding and billing and more.
Unlike most healthcare workers, health information techs do not have to work directly with blood or other pathogens, and they still get to help people while leading fulfilling careers as medical receptionists, insurance clerks, claims examiners and many other important administrative positions.
Prospective students who are career-minded and want to make a difference in patients’ lives may consider training for a career in health information. People often choose these careers because they want to improve their lives as well as the lives of others. Health information techs are the first and last people to make patients feel comfortable in the medical setting, and they enjoy the confidence in knowing that they have the specialized skills to make the patient’s experience a positive one from start to finish.
IntelliTec has a reputation for excellence, and that reputation extends into the program for health information technicians with focused instruction, reliable academic guidance and career help after graduation. Graduates of IntelliTec are well-positioned to secure jobs in their fields and graduate much sooner compared to graduates of many other two-year programs and colleges in Colorado. The Career Services Advisor at each campus also helps graduates seek employment after graduation.
While the current job market has been difficult for many professionals, employment in the healthcare fields has been increasing for the last several years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment numbers of the medical office jobs associated with certification as a health information technician are growing at a rate of 21 percent, which is listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook as being “faster than average” compared to the growth rates of other career fields. This job growth does not provide a guarantee that professionals certified in health information will find jobs in the field right away, but with completion of the associate’s degree from IntelliTec College, they will have a head start toward a successful future career.[boilerplate about-colo-springs]