HIT Salary in Ohio - OH
The increasing use of technology to maintain electronic health records (EHR) bodes well for employment and career opportunities in Ohio for health information technologists. Average health information technician salaries for job postings in Ohio are $45,000 per year, according to salary trend data compiled by Indeed.com, an online job search site.
For those that have the professional certification of the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), salaries are higher at $48,000 annually. In major cities in Ohio, salaries for Registered Health Information Technician are:
- Columbus, $43,000 yearly
- Cleveland, $43,000 yearly
- Cincinnati, $44,000 yearly
- Toledo, $43,000 yearly
- Akron $34,000 yearly
- Dayton $44,000 yearly
Openings for employment for health information technicians may be found in Akron City Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic and the many University Hospitals and Mercy Hospitals. Other healthcare settings that look for qualified HITs include physician practices, nursing homes, home health agencies, mental health facilities, public health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law and insurance firms, and health product vendors.
Employment for health information technicians is expected to grow faster than average in Ohio, according to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections and the Ohio Bureau of Labor Market Information, Office of Workforce Development, Department of Job & Family Services. Employment for medical records and health information technicians during 2006 was 6,660 and for 2016, that number is projected to grow by 14 percent to 7,550 jobs.