Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in North Carolina - NC
By an allied health world contributing writer
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North Carolina is nationally renowned for in the state’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), which incorporates the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area, and is home to one of the largest concentrations of high-technology workers in the country. North Carolina is among the top U.S. states for medical science, computer engineering and green technology and for those in the health information management field, North Carolina offers many employment opportunities.
Average health information administrator salaries for job postings in North Carolina are $64,000 annually, according to Indeed.com. Those who have attained the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential awarded by the American Health Information Management Association can expect to earn an average annual salary of $74,000 in North Carolina. Salaries for major cities in North Carolina on average are:
- Charlotte, $67,000
- Raleigh, $72,000
- Greensboro, $61,000
- Durham, $71,000
- Winston-Salem, $59,000
- Fayetteville, $67,000
- Cary, $72,000
- High Point, $60,000
- Wilmington $66,000
Typically, a RHIA has overall responsibility for the healthcare facilities’ electronic medical records, including assembly, filing, retrieval and release, transcription services, forms, inpatient and outpatient coding, clinical documentation improvement, and the HIPAA security of records. Medical facilities throughout North Carolina, such as the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, Rutherford Hospital, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital look for qualified health information managers.