Professional Development

Healthcare IT Technician

What does a Healthcare IT Technician do?

Healthcare IT Technicians are responsible for keeping IT systems updated and secure, reviewing reports, compiling statistics, and managing patient data.

Students who complete the Healthcare IT Technician program will be prepared to install and configure workstations, manage patient information, and comply with regulations related to record-keeping.

Where Can You Work?

Healthcare IT technicians work in a variety of health care institutions including private practice and major health care facilities.


24 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Healthcare IT Technician


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Understanding of computer safety and security procedures
  • Ability to identify network issues and troubleshoot as needed
  • Knowledge of medical business operations
  • Understanding and management of electronic patient records
  • Awareness of compliance and regulatory requirements

Courses - 24 Weeks

Program Preview

Healthcare IT Technician Job Possibilities

Electronic Medical Record Associate


$21,000 – $40,000

EMR and EHR Assistant


$35,000 – $74,000

Technology Specialist


$37,000 – $479,000

Certification Information

Students in the Healthcare IT Technician program have two certification paths to choose from. Those who opt for a healthcare focus will concentrate on Electronic Health Records and CompTIA A+ certification, and prepare for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) and A+ exams.

The more technical focus will concentrate on Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA A+) and Network+ certifications, which are the preferred certifications for technical support and IT roles.

Earning one of these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Healthcare IT Technician.


CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification helps launch your IT career even further with enhanced skills in hardware, networking, security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures. Earning this certificate will boost your IT confidence and create a multitude of IT career opportunities to pursue.

COMPTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ certification (Net+) allows you to learn the skills you need to carry out your duties as a certified professional IT Network Technician. The Network+ certification program is backed by major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers and publications and delivers a multitude of benefits when you seek to enhance your IT career.


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.


Medical Coder & Biller Certification

This certification proves that you are qualified to begin a career in medical coding and billing.

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Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Healthcare IT Technician?

You will complete the five courses in this program over 24 weeks, making you job ready in six months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

What classes will I take in the Healthcare IT Technician program?

The courses in the Healthcare IT Technician program include Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Electronic Health Records, A+ Comprehensive, Network+, and Healthcare IT.

What is the daily role of a Healthcare IT Technician?

The daily role of a Healthcare IT Technician includes managing wired and wireless networks, preparing reports, setting up user controls, and monitoring for any security or compliance issues.

What other career options can a Healthcare IT Technician role lead to?

Healthcare IT Technicians can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Practice Workflow and Information Specialist, Management Redesign Specialist, Implementation Support Specialist, PC Technician, and Technology Specialist.