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Enhance Your Career

Career Map and Tools

Discover your career pathway. Our Career Map is a dynamic planning tool to help you explore career options. When paired with the Career Prep Workbook and Career Prep Webinars, you can confidently plan your next move toward a rewarding career in health information.

Career Assist Job Bank

Launch your career with AHIMA’s Career Assist Job Bank. As an AHIMA student member, you can start your account, search and save jobs, and upload your resume. It’s never too early to find opportunities. Career Assist also offers tools such as learning modules and resume review.

Brand Builder

Your professional brand is what you communicate about yourself and how you showcase your abilities in person, in writing, and online. It’s never too early to start building a strong brand that will help you get noticed and support your career goals. This member-exclusive site provides tools and tips to help you build yours.

HIM 101

AHIMA-certified professionals hold an intimate relationship with health information. While our patients don’t often see us, we see our patients in a way no other healthcare professional does. This perspective is critical to the success of all modern healthcare organizations. Visit our HIM 101 page to learn more.

Certifications

To help you break into a health information career or pivot to a new role within the healthcare industry, AHIMA offers a number of flexible options to earn your first credential—in a classroom setting or self-study.

Get Connected

Student Facebook Group

Connect with our diverse student group on Facebook. Join AHIMA's Official Student and New Grad Career Development Group to explore where their health information career can go and how to get there. Click here to check it out.

AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Programs

We are purposeful about supporting your goals. Our AHIMA Foundation scholarships are available to currently enrolled outstanding health information professionals pursuing associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in health information management (HIM) or health informatics (HI). Click here to learn more.

Component State Association Membership

Activate your local reach with automatic membership with your local state association. Component State Associations (CSAs) offer opportunities to build your local network and volunteer. Click here to connect with your CSA.

Access Communities

Visit AHIMA Access, our online member community, to ask questions in online groups and receive responses from other AHIMA members. Click here to visit Access.

Member-Exclusive Webinar Library

Stream these hour-long sessions and download their handouts to enhance your professional development and career planning. Experts from the field offer guidance and useful tools to help you understand where you are and how to reach your goals. These member-only webinars are exclusive, key AHIMA career prep resources to assist you in navigating your future. Do you have ideas for topics or speakers you would like to see in this library? E-mail affairs@ahima.org. Please note: if you are not currently logged in, you may need to click through the link above again after your login completes.

Currently available webinar titles include:

  • HIM as a Second Career
  • New Graduate Leadership Panel
  • Finding (and Thriving at) your First HIM Job
  • AHIMA Certification Prep: Advice from Newly Certified Professionals
  • Replay of the Spring 2022 Student Open House

Content at Your Fingertips

Your membership gives you the keys to AHIMA’s publications, resources, and vast library. Find best practices and toolkits in AHIMA’s HIM Body of Knowledge, learn the latest industry news from Journal of AHIMA, and more.

Journal of AHIMA

Journal of AHIMA is the official publication of AHIMA. It explores best practices in health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues in the industry. Access to Journal of AHIMA is included with student membership.

Click here to start reading.

HIM Body of Knowledge

AHIMA’s official online library, the HIM Body of Knowledge™ (BoK) provides resources and tools to advance health information practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare. The BoK is a valuable research tool for students and practicing professionals alike. Click here to explore more.

Additional Publications

Strengthen your health information career and gain additional perspective on healthcare with thought provoking content from leaders in the space. Click here to explore additional AHIMA publications and content.

MediRegs

Health information is complex, but our ability to translate critical regulatory updates keeps us engaged in what matters most, our patients. A custom weekly newsfeed entitled "MediRegs Weekly Regulatory Highlights" provides insights on federal guidelines and aggregates the most widely used content on MediRegs. Click here to view.

Store and More

As an AHIMA student member, you can save up to 20 percent on resources such as textbooks, certification exam prep tools, certification exams, and events. Student members receive a significant discount on certification exams and prep materials. If you are a student member for two years, the membership fee pays for itself with the savings on AHIMA’s exam prep bundle. Membership also affords credential holders 50% off re-certification.

New Graduate Membership (effective January 2023)

To help support our student members as they bridge to the health information profession, AHIMA’s recent graduate membership allows student members to join as a professional or premier member with a one-time discount of 50%. This discount applies in the year that they graduate or register for an exam.

Additional Resources

The 2022 AHIMA Advocacy Agenda

At AHIMA, our common goal is to transform health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas. This transformation starts with the most powerful currency for change in the healthcare ecosystem: health information. Our 2022 advocacy agenda will leverage our knowledge and expertise of health information and influence the public policy environment for the benefit of patients, communities, clinicians, and other stakeholders. Download our agenda and visit our AHIMA & Advocacy page to learn more.

Career Options in Health Information Management

The health information management (HIM) profession is continually evolving, opening the door for expanding roles. 

As you transition from HIM student to HIM professional, here are career options and resources to explore. 

Customer Support

Customer Relations: (800) 335-5535

Main AHIMA Number: (312) 233-1100

Customer Relations Email: info@ahima.org

Fax: (312) 233-1500

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