A Faster Track to Careers in Demanding Industries


Health Information Technology (HIT) is one of the fastest growing occupations in the US.

As part of the US government’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the 2009 stimulus package designated over 19 billion dollars for HIT spending and EHR implementation. Because of the need to act quickly on this mandate before penalties ensue, there is a shortfall of skilled personnel that by some estimates is up to 60,000 professionals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is expected to add over 3 million new jobs by 2018. Employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase 22 percent in that period — 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US are related to healthcare.

The EHR mandate is not the only reason for this unprecedented growth. The aging of the baby boomers and the expected physician shortfall are other factors in this unparalleled surge.

HIT Career Opportunities

AT-HIT graduates have the knowledge and skills to enter new career paths in the health IT industry in a number of positions including:
  • Security
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Training
  • Network/Systems Development
  • Customer Service
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Assurance
  • Data Recovery
  • Application Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Implementation Analyst
  • Go-Live Analyst
  • Operations
  • Systems Maintenance
Expected employment positions and compensation are, of course, commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience, educational background, and capabilities.