Healthcare IT Professional

Start a Rewarding Career in Healthcare IT

With {{ $root.brand.brandName }} you can gain the specialized skills you need to start a rewarding technology career in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. You'll be prepared for multiple industry certifications—and with an average annual salary of $50,000*, this is an excellent career choice.

Choose our training for:

  • Industry certification prep – Finish with the skills you need to earn the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate cert. Exam vouchers are included with the program (a $326 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training designed by experienced industry experts that can have you career ready in a year or less.
  • One-on-one support – With one-on-one access to dedicated trainers with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed

Start preparing for the many technology opportunities in the healthcare industry with our online Healthcare IT training program. Call {{ $root.brand.contacts.advisor.contactPhone || $root.DEFAULT_PHONE }} or request free information today for more details!

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Healthcare IT FAQs

Healthcare IT professionals help support the use of technology in the healthcare setting. Their specific responsibilities vary by position; however, responsibilities could include: installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, or providing technical support to employees throughout a healthcare facility.

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and technology is becoming more and more important to providing quality patient care. Over 2.8 million new healthcare jobs are expected by 2022, and the government-mandated implementation of electronic health records is putting healthcare IT professionals in high demand.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that computer technicians nationwide and across all industries earn between $36,990 and $62,530 annually, and healthcare IT professionals fall within this category. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a healthcare IT professional.

Though certification may not always be a requirement for employment, earning the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate credentials will help your resume stand out in the job market and give you access to more job opportunities. The CareerStep Healthcare IT Professional program is specifically designed to prepare you for these certifications and also includes 2 certification exam vouchers (a $326 value), which you will receive when you finish the training program.

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Training Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.

The Healthcare IT program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the training on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a health information technician. The training is built ensure that you'll be prepared to earn your CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certifications upon completion.

The Healthcare IT training program is 323 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary. Some learners are able to complete their training program in as little as 4 or 5 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, learners who can devote about 15 hours a week may finish in about 10 months).

Every individual who signs up for our Healthcare IT Professional training program receives an initial 12-month period of training. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month training, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.