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  •  09-30-2010, 2:14 PM

    RHIA vs RHIT

    Does anyone know if it is better to get a post-bach certificate and sit for the RHIA exam or to get an associates in HIM and sit for the RHIT exam. I already have a bachelors in an unrealted field and amnot sure that I am on the right path. Is it difficult to get a job with an RHIA and no industry experience? I'm so confused on what to do. Any insights would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
  •  10-14-2010, 9:36 AM

    Re: RHIA vs RHIT

    Hi Kelly. I posted your question on our Facebook page and got some really good responses there. Please find us on Facebook at and read your colleagues' advice there.

    Good luck with your studies!

    Lisa Algeo, editor

  •  10-14-2010, 5:05 PM

    Re: RHIA vs RHIT



    I am in the same situation.  I have a BA in Psychology (from 20 yrs ago!).  I never really used it, instead I went on to advance in the retail/wholesale world. I worked as a buyer for 2 Fortune 500 companies and did product development and importing. Now, with the future of retail in doubt, I want to enter the medical field, but not in patient care. I am looking for a fast-ish track path (I am 44) and I don;t have time to get different degrees while I figure it all out. Hopefully, HIT is the right area for me. I love information and being organized. I absolutely enjoy spreadsheets and analysis! 

     Anyway, I am looking in the post BA cert. programs out there.  I think that I would not be able to do well on a RHIT exam without spedning the time on the in depth assoc. degree coursework.  Getting a quick certificate is not enough to give you all the preparation, in my opinion.


    Where are you? I am in Michigan.



  •  11-06-2019, 1:19 AM

    Re: RHIA vs RHIT

    Get love back