Health Information/Medical Records OverviewEntry-Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award (certification)Work Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012186,300Job Outlook, 2012-202222% (Much faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+41,100Medical records and health information technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patient’s medical and treatment histories.
Health information technicians typically need a post secondary certificate to enter the occupation, although they may have an associate’s degree. Many employers also require a professional certification.
For more detailed information on Health Information/Medical Records and related careers, click the links below:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians,
|2012 Median Pay||$34,160/year $16.42/hr|