Medical Information Technology

 

Use your laboratory skills to help diagnose and treat patients in the healthcare industry.

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What is Medical Information Technology?

Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain paper and electronic files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of health care settings. Some of the diplomas include Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Insurance Coder, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Compliance. Students enrolled in the degree or diploma programs are required to do an internship or capstone course.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$34,842
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low: $23k med: $35k high: $55k

What are my career options?

The healthcare industry employs more people than any other industrysector in the area. Graduates are employed in hospitals, professional medical offices and with medical insurance companies.

Medical Information Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Medical Administrative Assistant $29,522
Medical Unit Coordinator $29,522
Hospital Admissions Specialist $29,522
Medical Receptionist $39,057 
Medical Coding $34,842
Medical Scribe $33,024
Medical Transcriptionist $33,024
Electronic Health Records Specialist $34,842

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science - Medical Coding
  • Associate in Applied Science - Electronic Medical Records
  • Associate in Applied Science - Medical Office Management
  • Associate in Applied Science - Medical Administrative

Diplomas

Certificates

Additional Information

Medical Receptionist: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Coding: 22 Total credit hours
Medical Transcriptionist: 24 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Scribe: 28 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Electronic Health Records Specialist: 28 - 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Hospital Admissions Specialist: 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Unit Coordinator : 31 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Administrative Assistant : 49 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Janet Thompson
Medical Information Technology
Program Coordinator
606.326.2019
janet.thompson@kctcs.edu