CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Retirement
The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification will be retiring on February 28, 2017. CompTIA will not renew or replace this certification. Therefore, anyone studying for this exam is encouraged to complete their studies and seek certification prior to the retirement date. Vouchers already purchased for this exam will be valid through February 28, 2017. Exam vouchers not used by the retirement date will expire and become void.
Although the exam will be retiring and CompTIA will no longer be offering this exam, anyone who has received this certification will remain CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certified, good for life.
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.