The health information processing associate degree at Northern Michigan University provides specialized office skills and training for careers in the fast-growing health-care industry, from hospitals to nursing homes to doctor's offices and insurance companies. It provides students with advanced skills required for employment in an office environment and with specialized skills necessary for employment in the medical field. The health care industry is supported by many behind the scenes individuals who are employed in a variety of administrative/support areas.
Career opportunities with this degree are numerous. General clerical/support positions include insurance clerk, billing clerk and medical records clerk. Administrative/technical positions include medical transcriptionist, medical coder, health unit coordinator, office manager and administrative assistant.
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