Study Medical Information Technology at Missoula College

Do you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference through your career? Earn your associate degree in medical information technology from Missoula College and take advantage of the growing need for healthcare administration staff.

The medical information technology degree at Missoula College offers two specialties: health information coding and medical administrative assisting. These pathways prepare you to work as a patient account representative, medical coder office administrator, or patient advocate. Your medical information technology courses, combined with internships at medical clinics and hospitals, will teach you everything you need to excel.

Medical information technology classes are available at the Missoula College campus and online. 


job growth in the health information technology field in the US through 2031


over $22 average hourly rate ($22.43) for medical records specialists


job placement rate for our medical information technology graduates

Other certificate and concentration options for medical administration at UM

Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science

Medical Reception Certificate

Medical Claims Service Specialist Certificate

What can you do with a medical information technology degree?

Medical information technology graduates work as reimbursement specialists, medical office reception staff, medical billing representatives, patient account representatives, claims examiners, and independent contractors.

What do medical information technology graduates do? They work for healthcare providers, insurance companies, small practices, large medical offices, and hospitals conducting many different types of administrative duties.

Job duties can include scheduling, medical office accounting, medical coding and billing, and maintaining electronic medical records. Medical information technology graduates must also understand and comply with HIPAA laws and adhere to ethical regulations governing the healthcare industry.

Medical information technology jobs

Your associate degree in medical information technology from Missoula College will help you secure jobs working in partnership with healthcare organizations, licensed healthcare providers, insurance companies, and home care agencies.

Medical information technology jobs are in high demand and are expected to remain so through the next decade.

Medical information technology job salaries

Your medical information technology salary depends on the health care facility you chose to work and other skills you have. Some examples of healthcare roles and salary averages are:

  • Medical records specialist: $46,660
  • $50, 614 to $68,31
  • Medical coder: $54,797
  • Insurance claims examiner: $64,710

Alumni Success Story

“Because of the excellent training, Missoula College is my first call when I am looking to hire a medical coders.”

- Amy Schuster, FNP-C Frenchtown Family Medical

Experiential learning in the medical information technology degree program

Medical information technology courses at Missoula College emphasize practical application and real-world learning. Training includes electronic medical records simulations for billing, medical coding, scheduling, and patient care. Additionally, we offer Career Readiness, a course dedicated to preparing you for internships and medical technology jobs.

Internships as a medical assistant turn into job offers

Internships with local healthcare technology leaders are a crucial part of your medical information technology courses at Missoula College.

The majority of our medical information technology students continue their careers with the companies where they completed internships.

Career development in the medical information technology program

Our medical technology program has a nearly 100% job placement rate, most of which comes directly from internships. Our faculty are well-regarded in the healthcare community and have built professional relationships across the state.

Each month, Monida Healthcare Network in Missoula hosts a lunch to connect prospective employees with employers. Medical information technology degree students are always invited to attend.

UM also offers scholarships and financial aid to help you finance your medical technology degree, and we proudly support active military and veterans through scholarships and the GI bill.