HIIM professionals can be found in a variety of healthcare and healthcare-related settings. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions.

There are several professional associations students may join to help equip them for future job opportunities.  All these associations assist members with professional growth and career-building opportunities. The Louisiana Tech Career Center can also assist students with career advice and job openings.

Facilities that employ HIIM professionals

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term acute care hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation clinics/hospitals
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Consulting companies
  • Tumor or Trauma registries
  • HIIM-related product vendors

Sample jobs and average salaries*

  • HIM Manager: $63,613
  • Coding Professional: $52,677
  • Director of HIM: $90,763
  • Coding Trainer: $58,257
  • Chief Compliance Officer: $95,313
  • Credentialing Specialist: $34,879
  • Patient Registrar: $33,944
  • Revenue Cycle Auditor: $59,535
  • Health Information Technician: $48,109
  • Data, Application or System Analyst: $73,346

*Note that these are average salaries which include various levels of experience and geographic locations

Professional associations