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Basic Certificates in Health Information Management

596 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 30% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.3% of health information graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Information Majors

In 2020-2021, 596 basic certificates were awarded to health information majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health information at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,579
Basic Certificate 596
Master’s Degree 575
Associate Degree 299
Undergraduate Certificate 214
Graduate Certificate 54

Earnings of Health Information Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for health information majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in health information. About 95.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 27
Women 569

The racial-ethnic distribution of health information basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 96
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 388
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 54

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health information that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist 2,688
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 2,655
Medical Administration/ Assistant 2,601
Medical Records Technician 2,394
Medical Office Administration 1,537


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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