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

Median Annual Salary:

$28,700

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Job Description

Maintains files of medical records and performs other clerical duties as required. Ensures proper maintenance of patient charts/records. Works in compliance with guidelines for release of information. Files and retrieves medical records in appropriate files, maintaining files in a fashion which is conducive to rapid retrieval of records.

Patient Contact

Low

Employment Outlook

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Education

Associate Degree – 1 - 2 Years

Most technical colleges offer a Medical Records training program