The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification shows that IT professionals have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings. Healthcare IT technicians are essential in maintaining a high quality of care to patients in hospitals nationwide.
Career Path: The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification puts you in a high-growth job market. Employment of health IT professionals is expected to increase by 20% through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. government estimates that we will need more than 50,000 health IT workers to help medical providers with electronic medical records. Help desk technicians in healthcare environments earn $40,000 per year on average. The average annual salary for an implementation support specialist - an IT professional able to implement, deploy, and support healthcare IT systems - is $71,000.
A CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician covers a wide range of medical terminology. Also covered are health data requirements and standards, clinical classification and coding systems, as well database security and management practices required for electronic health records systems. The CompTIA Healthcare IT Professional certification is U.S. specific and targets IT professionals working in the healthcare industry.
Certification Exam Details:
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I have served as the president and principal consultant at SkillSet Technologies, Inc. for more than 15 years. I hold certifications in CISSP, MCSE: Security, CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician, and more. My specialties include networking, security, and compliance engineering.