Get the Skills to Be a Health Information Specialist

Health Information Specialist Career Training in as Little as 38 Weeks*

Looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare field? Asher College’s Health Information Specialist program gets you trained and on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support of dedicated instructors.

Our Health Information Specialist program is tailored to those students who require a flexible schedule to meet their education goals. You’ll be able to take classes during the day, evening, and even on the weekends.

 
  • Jun 25thHealth Information Specialist Asher College (Sacramento) 1215 Howe Ave Suite 101 Sacramento CA US 95825
  • Jun 25thHealth Information Specialist Asher College (Dallas) 16301 Quorum Dr Suite 140B Addison TX US 75001
  • Jun 25thHealth Information Specialist Asher College (Las Vegas) W. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas NV USA 89146

Becoming a Health Information Specialist 

As a Health Information Specialist, you’ll contribute to the delivery of healthcare by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing health information. The information that you provide is required by nurses, doctors, and other health providers to treat patients properly.

Our Health Information Specialist program prepares you for responsibilities in this field by training you in important skills ranging from medical front office, to advanced billing and basic coding.

As a Health Information Specialist student, you’ll benefit from lectures and instruction in the classroom alongside hands-on practice with coding.

Learn more about your future career in healthcare today and see just how far you can go with Asher College.

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Health Information Specialist Program Details

The Health Information Specialist program gives you the comprehensive set of skills necessary to become employable as a Health Information Specialist working for…

  • The office of a doctor, dentist or chiropractor
  • Insurance companies, or
  • Facilities such as a clinic, hospital, or skilled nursing center

You’ll also have the career knowledge to:

  • Adhere to HIPAA, Federal and State regulations concerning confidentiality in the medical field
  • Utilize software applications to manage all aspects of computerized patient record keeping, including proper application of medical diagnosis, procedures, and billing information
  • Record and manage insurance billing and reimbursement activities, as well as knowledge of some medical coding

In addition, the student will develop the keyboarding skills and technical skills needed to be an efficient worker in today’s computerized workplace. You’ll also work on developing the soft skills that employers look for and cound on in the workplace.

When you’re close to completing the program, you’ll review the following three certification options with your instructor and schedule your exam.

  • CMAA Certified Medical Administration Assistant / National Healthcareer Association
  • CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
  • CBCS Certified Billing & Coding Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
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Associate Degree Option Available

Want to take your education to the next level? Take these six additional classes (4 weeks each) and earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Communication
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • American Government
  • Nevada Constitution (Nevada students only)

Graph showing Average Earnings and Unemployment rate with Assoc. Degree, Less than high school diploma, and with a high school diploma: Associate's Degree is 3.4% and $43,472; High School Diploma is %4.6 and $37,024; Less than high school diploma is 6.5% and $27,040.

By completing an Associate Degree, you’ll demonstrate to employers that you’re ready for supervisory or management responsibilities based on the additional investment that you’ve made in your education. We’re also willing to accept transfer credits from other institutions on a case by case basis.

*https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm

Career Opportunities

Possible career paths in this field include working as a/an:

  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Verification Specialist
  • Information Analyst
  • Medical Records Abstractor
  • Data Support Analyst

Industry Relations

We bring in plenty of guest speakers to give you insight into the industry that you intend to break into. Get inside tips from industry employers, alumni, and people who work in the field on how to create opportunity for yourself.

Digital Literacy
Career Success
MS Essentials
Typing Fundamentals
Office Administration
Medical Law & Ethics
Medical Terminology
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Electronic Health Records
Health Information Billing and Coding
Advanced Career Development
Health Information Technology
Asher College's career-focused programs can help you transform your career goals into reality
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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every Two Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

I visited five different schools before I chose Asher because I figured Asher was the perfect fit. My favorite class at Asher would have to be Career Success . . . If you have the chance to go to Asher, do it!
Daylene Perry, Medical Records Specialist

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Asher College “Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now!

Build Career Success Skills

Your time at Asher won’t just be devoted to learning the technical skills of your chosen profession — we also prepare you for the job search with interview tactics, communication skills, resume preparation, and cover letter writing.

An Asher College instructor will work with you one-on-one to develop these skills so that you’ll feel confident about pursuing your career once you graduate.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as Gold Level Top 10 Military Friendly® schools. For over 15 years, Victory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter, 31, 33 and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Health Information Specialist Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Health Information and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-888-211-8829.

 

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