Health Information Management (H.I.M.)


HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home-care providers.

JJC’s Health Information Management Technology program prepares students for the critical role they will play as health information management professionals. HIM professionals manage all patient healthcare records, both computer-based and paper, administer computer information systems, and code the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. Health information management professionals also ensure data validity and appropriate access to individual healthcare records.

For more information contact Debra Gaskin, H.I.M. Adviser, by calling (815) 280-2625 or emailing dgaskin@jjc.edu.

Degree Requirements

What Are My Career Opportunities?

The job outlook for HIM professionals, as predicted by the U.S. Department of Labor 's Bureau of Labor Statistics, will grow much faster than average (15 percent or more) through 2024. Employment opportunities exist for the Health Information Technology professional in any industry that utilizes patient data. Health Information Technology careers are found in a variety of settings including: healthcare facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare IS/IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other environments.

Graduation satisfaction rate for the graduating class of 2017 is 100%.

Employer satisfaction rate for the graduating class of 2017 currently employed is 100%.