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HIT Salary in North Carolina - NC

North Carolina is ranked among the top states for medical science, computer engineering and green technology, courtesy of research and development programs going on in the well-known Research Triangle Park (RTP), which incorporates the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area and boasts one of the largest concentrations of high-technology workers in the country. For those information technology workers who specialize in healthcare, North Carolina offers many employment opportunities.

Average Health Information Technology salaries for job postings in North Carolina are $48,000 annually, according to Indeed.com, a popular online job search engine.  Those who have attained the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential awarded by the American Health Information Management Association can expect to earn an average annual salary in North Carolina of $52,000, plus benefits. Salaries for major cities in North Carolina on average are:

  • Charlotte, $47,000
  • Raleigh, $50,000
  • Greensboro, $42,000
  • Durham, $50,000
  • Winston-Salem, $41,000
  • Fayetteville, $47,000
  • Cary, $50,000
  • High Point, $42,000
  • Wilmington $52,000

According to statistics from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, there were 5,130 jobs in this sector during 2006 and by 2016, the number is expected to grow to 6,640; a 30 percent growth rate. 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 technologists.

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