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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Quick Facts : Medical Records and Health Information Technicians*
2010 Median Pay$32,350
Entry Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012179,500
Job Outlook21% (Faster than average)
Employment Change37,700


Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring 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 patients? medical and treatment histories.

What Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Do

  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis 
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Protect patients' health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security

Work Environment

Most medical records and health information technicians work in hospitals or physicians' offices. Most technicians work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, since the demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
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Pay

The average salary of medical records and health information technicians was $32,350 in May 2010.
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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

32350

Healthcare Occupations

58203.2

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians*
Percent Change in Employment

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

21.0028

Healthcare Occupations

25.417691284418105

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Medical records and health information technicians typically need a postsecondary certificate to enter the occupation, although they may have an associate's degree. Many employers also require professional certification.
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