A Faster Track to Careers in Demanding Industries

FAQ

What is WIA funding and how can I qualify?

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program, which is administered at the County level. It is available through the Department of Labor and funds the training of a qualified workforce in professions with the highest demand. In short, WIA pays for the training of qualified people in qualified programs like Health Information Technology.

Unemployed or under-employed individuals may qualify for the program, regardless of their income. We discuss the WIA funding and its qualifications in our Information Sessions. We encourage you to come to these sessions with your resume. We can review and analyze your resume and provide you the proper individuals to contact. We highly encourage you to attend the next Information Session or, if your situation is urgent, send us your resume to review. We will contact you as soon as possible. For the times and dates of the Information Sessions, please visit the Home Page.

How is the HIT job market in Atlanta?

Georgia leads the nation in healthcare IT with more than 250 health IT companies  and research  institutions AND leads the nation in revenue generated by those companies – more than $400 billion annually!

Over the past decade, Georgia has attained the premier nationwide leadership position as an HIT cluster due to the vast assets of the state’s numerous HIT corporations and healthcare providers, served and supported by the diverse resources of the multiple companies located in Georgia.

Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, notes that health information technology “is one of our state’s emerging areas of leadership.” He adds, “The health IT sector is rapidly growing around the nation and particularly here in Georgia, considering the increased focus on finding ways to make health care more affordable and efficient.”

What is the average salary offered to the graduates of this program?

Expected employment positions and compensation are commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience, educational background, and capabilities. We have seen offers from $55,000 to over $100,000.

Can I use the AT-HIT certificate toward any of my university course credits?

Upon successful completion of this course, certifications are granted by Southern Polytechnic State University’s Continuing Education Department and Consort Institute. The certificate will not, however, count toward University course credits.

Will I be accepted to the program after submitting my application?

All applicants are carefully screened and only qualified, motivated college degreed professionals with a positive attitude, strong problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills are accepted into the AT-HIT program.

Where are the classes held?

Consort Institute classes are held at:

Emory Continuing Education
12 Executive Park Dr, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

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