Professional Development

Health Information and Technology Job Descriptions

The HIMSS Professional Development staff along with members of the FY17, FY18, FY19 and FY20 Professional Development Committees have created a compilation of job descriptions that may be utilized to help define various health information and technology career opportunities. Targeted towards education for early careerists in the health information and technology industry, this document will serve as a great reference for anyone at any point in their career path. HIMSS defines an early careerist as a student or someone with less than five (5) years’ experience. It is our mission to provide early careerists the support and resources to develop professionally and become the next generation of leaders in the health information and technology fields.

In this document, you will find a description of 50 health information and technology positions. This guide was created to begin to help those new or transitioning to the industry understand the different areas of the field as well as to potentially assist employers create job descriptions. HIMSS will continue to build upon this document by adding new job descriptions on a regular basis.

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