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24 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$4,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $262 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A Healthcare IT Technician Do?

Healthcare IT Technicians play an integral role in the healthcare industry as clinics and hospitals increasingly use digital record-keeping systems. Typical responsibilities of Healthcare IT Technicians include working with electronic health records (EHRs), medical devices, and other technology systems to help the facility run smoothly for doctors, nurses, and patients. 

Properly securing and managing patient data records while keeping IT systems up to date is an essential service for private practices and major healthcare facilities. H

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Where Does A Healthcare IT Technician Work?

Healthcare IT Technicians work in various healthcare institutions, including private practice and major healthcare facilities. 

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

Digital Coursebook

Textbooks: A+ All In One & Network + All in One

eBooks: Kinn’s Medical Administrative Assistant & Integrated Electronic Health Records

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

HEALTHCARE IT TECHNICIAN

Outcomes

Healthcare IT Technicians often enjoy good job security due to the critical nature of their work. They can work in various medical settings – from small clinics to large hospitals – offering plenty of career growth and advancement opportunities. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of healthcare IT Technicians is expected to grow 7% through 2031, adding about 15,000 job openings per year. The BLS reports the median annual wage for healthcare IT specialists in 2021 was $46,660, with the top 10% earning more than $74,200. 

Skills Learned

Students in the Healthcare IT Technician program will complete their curriculum over 24 weeks to master the expertise needed to launch their careers successfully. Some of the skills gained include: 

  • Understanding of computer safety and security procedures 
  • Ability to identify network issues and troubleshoot as needed 
  • Knowledge of medical business operations 
  • Understanding and management of electronic patient records 
  • Awareness of compliance and regulatory requirements 

COURSES - 24 WEEKS

Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Electronic Health Records
A+ Comprehensive
Network +
Healthcare IT

HEALTHCARE IT TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES

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$26,000 – $49,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

EMR and EHR
Assistant

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$19,000 – $45,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Electronic Medical Record
Associate

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$22,000 – $72,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Technology
Specialist

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Students in the Healthcare IT Technician program have two certification paths to choose from. Those who opt for a healthcare focus will concentrate on Electronic Health Records and CompTIA A+ certification, and prepare for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) and A+ exams.

The more technical focus will concentrate on Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA A+) and Network+ certifications, which are the preferred certifications for technical support and IT roles.

Earning one of these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Healthcare IT Technician.

ISSUING AUTHORITY

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A+

COMPTIA A+

This certification is an industry-recognized certification that proves individuals can think quickly to perform essential IT support tasks

Network+

COMPTIA Network+

This certification ensures that individuals have the technical skills to establish, maintain and troubleshoot the networks that all businesses rely on. 

CEHRS

Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

This certification ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records. 

HEALTHCARE IT TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST

April is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

You will complete the five courses in this program over 24 weeks, making you job ready in three to six months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this program are detail-oriented individuals who can gather and disseminate information, work well in a team setting and are highly skilled at using computers.

The daily role of a Healthcare IT Technician includes managing wired and wireless networks, preparing reports, setting up user controls and monitoring for any security or compliance issues.

Healthcare IT Technicians can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Practice Workflow and Information Specialist, Management Redesign Specialist, Implementation Support Specialist, PC Technician and Technology Specialist.

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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.