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HIT Salary in Georgia - GA

A health information technology salary in Georgia is considerably higher than the national average, and can be expected to scale favorably with experience, credentials, education and demonstrated excellence in the field. HIT is growing and specializing at an incredible rate. Professionals within the field are sure to find that more and more opportunities for filling unique HIT positions are presenting themselves, and that additional training and certification can help to open these doors. Clinical coding, specialty clinical coding, cancer and tumor registration as well other training could help aspiring health information technicians find more lucrative, engaging employment.

Compared to the national median HIT salary of $30,610, up and coming professionals in Georgia can expect exciting, encouraging compensation. Some HIT salaries are listed by city below.

  • Atlanta, Georgia $36,000
  • Augusta, Georgia $35,000
  • Columbus, Georgia $30,000
  • Savannah, Georgia $31,000

Health information technology is on the rise. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics publication, more than 170,000 people worked in HIT in 2008. Among those, some sixty percent were spread throughout private practices or other organizations while forty percent worked in hospitals. The BLS predicts a rapid growth of 20% in HIT employment opportunities by the year 2018.

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