Not interested in accruing debt by going to college, but want a rewarding career? In today’s economy that may be just what workers are looking for. A recent article in Kiplinger titled, “10 best jobs you can get without a college degree” found several non-degree professions with good long-term job security.
In the 10 best jobs you can get without a college degree, a growing trend appears: Jobs in the health sector are both well paying and in demand.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and an aging population the health sector is continually being touted as one of the fastest growing job markets for perspective employees. Now, you can add to that, the specific profession of health information technician, which made the Top 10 list.
Here is what the numbers look like for health information technicians:
Total number of U.S. workers: 180,760
Projected 10-year growth rate: 22.1%
Annual salary range: From $27,520 to $45,260
Stress score: 42.9
Typical education requirement: Post-secondary nondegree award (professional certification)
Health information technicians manage medical records that include patient and insurance information usually through electronic record-keeping. They can work in all types of health care settings, including hospitals, physician offices, medical centers and urgent care facilities. Professional certification can be obtained through several programs and require following a regular renewal schedule.
This profession promises a generous salary and long-term job security. As an added perk this type of job scored well below the 50% mark for stressfulness. Wouldn’t it be great to know that your skills are in demand, that these skills will be in the future, and you won’t even have to break the bank to attain the necessary certification to get started? The health information technician profession is a career worth a closer look.
For a complete list of professions and U.S. data labor statistics, view the Kiplinger article.