The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification ensures IT professionals have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings. Healthcare IT technicians are essential in maintaining a high quality of care to patients in hospitals nationwide.

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Overview

As an IT professional working at a hospital, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with unfamiliar medical terminology and patient confidentiality requirements. CompTIA’s Healthcare IT Technician certification dives into the latest hospital-based IT systems and focuses on the medical jargon you’ll be working with.

Healthcare IT Technician provides growth potential
Help desk technicians in healthcare environments earn $40,000 per year on average. The average annual salary for an implementation support specialist, an IT professional able to implement, deploy and support healthcare IT systems, is $71,000.

Healthcare IT Technician keeps you relevant
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician puts you in a high-growth job market. Employment of health IT professionals is expected to increase by 20 percent through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. government estimates that we will need more than 50,000 health IT workers to help medical providers with electronic medical records – a number expected only to grow as the American population ages.

Jobs that use CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician

Healthcare Help ​Desk ​Specialist or ​Technician

Managed ​Service ​Provider for medical offices and practices

Healthcare ​Desktop ​Support

Technical and ​Software ​Support staff

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Companies that use CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician include:

West Virginia University Physicians of Charleston

LifeWorks Northwest

Vanguard IT Solutions

Techniciansfriend.com

JDB Works

Exam Details

Exam Codes HIT-001, HIT-BE1
Exam Description CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician covers a wide range of medical terminology. Also covered are health data requirements and standards, clinical classification and coding systems, as well database security and management practices required for electronic health records systems. The CompTIA Healthcare IT Professional certification is U.S. specific and targets IT professionals working in the healthcare world. The exam is not intended for medical staff, such as nurses, doctors, medical assistants and front-office staff.

The Healthcare IT Technician exam is now being delivered on two platforms, through Pearson VUE. The HIT-001 and HIT-BE1 exams, registration process, exam content, length of exam and overall testing experience are identical for both exam codes. Please contact CompTIA with any specific questions or concerns.
Number of Questions 75 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score 650(on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ or 500 hours of IT healthcare experience
Languages English
Price $​1​12.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Training Materials

There’s a wealth of training materials available that match your learning needs and learning style. Whether you are studying on your own, or in a classroom environment, we recommend CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) training materials that will help you get ready for your certification exam and pass the test.

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Instructor-Led Training

Instructor-led training provides a comfortable teaching environment with instructors that are familiar with the certification process and can help you master your certification exam. Find your instructor now.

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Ready for the Test?

When you’ve completed your training and you know you can take your certification exam with confidence, head over to the CompTIA Marketplace and purchase your exam voucher that you will need to sign up for the test.

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can find a testing location and schedule your test.

 

Renewal

The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

For certifications that are part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program and that can be renewed, please go to our Continuing Education page.

Good for Life Certifications Healthcare IT Tech is good for life.

The certification opens up positions for employment. The industry is just growing exponentially now.

Joy Dark,
author of the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Cert Guide

[Hiring managers] are excited to have that certification to look for [because before it they were just hiring IT professionals and having to teach them healthcare on the job.]

Joy Dark,
author of the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT-001 Cert Guide

CompTIA training and certification provide the full spectrum of IT understanding.

James Lapwood,
communications manager, Firebrand

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