HEALTHCARE IT


With Career Step you can gain the specialized skills you need to start a rewarding technology career in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. You'll be prepared for numerous industry certifications, and with employment growth in the healthcare and the technology industries as well as average annual salaries of $47,000**, this is an excellent career choice.


Choose our training for:

  • Industry certification prep – Graduate with the skills you need to earn CompTIA A+ certification; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $350 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training designed by experienced industry experts that can have you career ready in a year or less.
  • One-on-one instructor support – With one-on-one access to dedicated instructors with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed.

Start preparing for the many technology opportunities in the healthcare industry with our online Healthcare IT training program. Call 1-800-411-7073 or request free information today for more details!



FAQS

What role do healthcare computer technicians play?

Healthcare computer technicians help support the use of technology in the healthcare setting. Their specific responsibilities vary by position; however, responsibilities could include: installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, or providing technical support to employees throughout a healthcare facility.


What is the job market for healthcare IT graduates?

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and technology is becoming more and more important to providing quality patient care. Over 2.8 million new healthcare jobs are expected by 2022, and the government-mandated implementation of electronic health records is putting healthcare computer technicians in high demand.


How much can I earn as a healthcare computer technician?

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that computer technicians nationwide and across all industries earn between $34,820 and $54,985 annually, and healthcare computer technicians fall within this category. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a healthcare computer technician.


Do I need to be certified?

Though certification may not always be a requirement for employment, earning CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials will help your resume stand out in the job market and give you access to more job opportunities. The Career Step Healthcare IT training program is specifically designed to prepare you for these certifications and also includes 4 certification exam vouchers (a $570 value), which you will receive upon graduation.


What are the advantages of training with Career Step?

Career Step has been training quality professionals for over 20 years and offers a comprehensive training program that thoroughly prepares students to work as a healthcare computer technician. With Career Step, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live student and graduate support, and quickly gain the specialized skills you need to earn your CompTIA A+, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certifications and succeed in your new career. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and Career Step provides everything you need to succeed!


What kind of skills or experience do I need to enter the Career Step program?

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.


How is the Career Step Healthcare IT program structured?

The Healthcare IT program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a healthcare computer technician. The curriculum is built on the exam objectives published by CompTIA and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to ensure that you'll be prepared to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and the CEHRS and CMAA credentials immediately upon graduation.


What type of student support does Career Step offer?

Career Step student support includes access to:

  • Student Support Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. They provide timely answers to questions about the program material and offer a number of personal consultations throughout the training to help students master important concepts.
  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.
  • Graduate Support Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after graduation. Your Graduate Advisors will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and teach you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's student support team will always be there to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.


See what a few Career Step students had to say about their experiences with Career StepÕs student support.


How long does it take to finish the course?

The Healthcare IT training program is 584 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. Some students are able to complete their training program in as little as 4 or 5 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, students who can devote about 15 hours a week may finish in about 10 months).


Every student who enrolls in the Healthcare IT training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.


How do I find work after graduation?

Career Step offers personalized, post-graduation resources for your job search, including:

  • 4 certification exam vouchers to make it easy to take your CompTIA A+, CMAA, and CEHRS exams upon graduation (a $570 value)
  • Personal consultation with a Graduate Advisor
  • Personalized interview tutorials and training
  • Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
  • Access to Career Step's help hotline for 12 months after graduation

These resources offer the personalized help you need after graduation to quickly and easily transition to the workplace. With this individualized help and attention, the majority of our graduates are hired within a few months of graduation.


Learn more about Career StepÕs graduate support in this quick interview with several of our Graduate Advisors.



What computer specifications are required to complete the course?

Your enrollment includes everything you will need to train for a successful career in healthcare computer technology. Your enrollment includes:

  • Access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • 2 quick-reference guides for CompTIA A+ exam study
  • Computer repair toolkit
  • Power supply tester and USB drive
  • Vouchers to take the CompTIA A+, CMAA, and CEHRS exams upon graduation (a $570 value)
  • One-on-one help from your instructors and our technical support team
  • Valuable graduate resources

Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:


Hardware

  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
  • Available USB port

Software

  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
  • Firefox 3.x
  • Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
  • Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)

Note: Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.


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**U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics