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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

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Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.


  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average.
  • Job prospects should be very good, particularly for technicians with strong computer software skills.
  • Entrants usually have an associate degree.
  • This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $33,310/yr ($16.66/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma