Career Spotlight

Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

Are you interested in health care but aren’t sure about blood, and/or working with patients? Working in the background with medical records is a way to be a part of this field without the “human” component!

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Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

Quick Facts

2018 Median Pay: $40,350/year; $19.40/hour

Typical Entry-Level Education: 1-2 years college

On-the-job Training: None

Number of Jobs, 2018: 215,500

Job Outlook 2016-26: 11% (much faster than average)

Employment Change 2018-28: 23,100

What They Do

Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data.

Medical records and health information technicians typically work in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors. Some technicians may work from home.

How To Become One

Health information technicians typically need a postsecondary certificate to enter the occupation, although some may need an associate’s degree. Certification is often required.

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Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Students can email Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com if they want information on a specific career. She may even use it in a future Spotlight!