The HIMSS Professional Development staff along with members of the FY17 and FY18 Professional Development Committee have created a compilation of job descriptions for early careerists that can be utilized for the various health information and technology career opportunities. HIMSS defines an early careerist as someone with less than five (5) years’ experience in the health information and technology field. It is our mission is to provide early careerists the support and resources to develop professionally and become the next generation of leaders in health information and technology.
In this document, you will find a sampling of entry-level positions in the health information and technology fields. This guide was created to begin to help those new or transitioning to the industry understand the different areas of the field. It can also be used to help employers create job descriptions. HIMSS will continue to build upon this document by adding new job descriptions on a regular basis.