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The industry of Health Information Management (HIM) has remained a hidden career field for several years, affording employment for a plethora of non-traditional job opportunities. Established in 1928, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has brought some awareness to the field, and over the years has become more aggressive in popularize the field of health information management (AHIMA Workforce, 2005).

Over the past eighty-five years the field of HIM has progressed tremendously, branching out into different sectors such as compliance, information technology and insurance; establishing more jobs under the field’s umbrella. Health information management has gained much of its notoriety due to the Health Information Technology for Economics and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which has contributed to the abundant growth in the job market, retaining present jobs and supplying new positions.

After personally having to make a career change and choosing the field of HIM, what better way to support an accusation then to conduct a non-experimental qualitative research study to prove longevity and job security in the HIM market. Reassuring HIM professionals and prospects that there is more job stability in this field amongst any other.