Health Information Management

Meet Leigh Jolivette

“I was interested in health information management since I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare setting, but clinical care wasn’t for me. I love learning how to handle patient data and working with files and EHRs (electronic health records). I feel like I am actually going to make a difference in the business side of the medical field.”

Meet Leigh Jolivette, health information management major

You should major in health information management if:

  • You want a wide range of potential career paths in the diverse and extensive healthcare job market.
  • You are interested in combining health care with business, management, and technology to help people.
  • You love exploring and analyzing data.
  • You want hands-on experiences in classrooms, labs, and healthcare facilities.  

Health information management combines analyzing, acquiring, and protecting patients’ medical information to improve patient care. Learn how to ensure healthcare facilities run smoothly and use data for better health care.

Our curriculum combines coursework with professional practice in a range of health care settings. All health information management majors also earn a minor in health informatics, another designation that will set you apart in the field.

Health Information Management at UL Lafayette

What's Health Information Management Like?

  • Lab work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Presentations
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 2 out of 3

job placement rate for 2019 graduates

Employment of health information professionals is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Life as a Health Information Management Major