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One Career Recording a Healthy Outlook

Medical records technicians, also known as health information technicians, offer a career opportunity for those who wish to work in the health care industry in a role not directly related to patient care.

Medical records/health information technicians work in hospitals, physician offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), community health centers and among other organizations. Job duties vary depending on the size and structure of the employer company, but generally, duties include compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system to make them easily transferable between doctors, insurance providers, and the rest of the medical staff.

The number of Medical Records Technicians is expected to increase by 23 percent between 2016 and 2026 with an annual opening of 332 in the Gulf Coast region!

Tasa de crecimiento del 23%

Annual No. of Jobs Openings

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians have a median annual salary comparable to median for all occupations in the Gulf Coast but can earn as much as $13,000 a year more with experience!

2017 Annual Job Wages

Job opportunities are available in a wide range of healthcare related industries and even educational institutions.


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Los alumnos de las escuelas secundarias deberían esforzarse por alcanzar un alto GPA. This will provide them with an edge needed for acceptance in and successful completion of a medical records/health information technician program.

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Though this career path does not need a postsecondary degree, it will require some training and education. Most employers prefer to hire registered health information technicians (RHIT). A written examination is offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for graduates of a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Experienced medical records and health information technicians are able to advance their careers by moving into supervisory positions or by specializing in Medicare coding or cancer registry. Advancement into a higher administrative position usually requires a bachelor's degree in medical records and health information administration.  Additional information about obtaining medical records and health information technician credentials is available from the AHIMA along with a list of programs accredited by CAHIIM.

Helpful Tech to Get Ahead

  • Analytical or Scientific Software: Minitab, SAS, SPSS, or StataCorp Stata
  • Data Base Reporting Software: Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services or SAP Crystal Reports
  • Medical Software: Epic Systems, Medical condition coding software, Medical procedure coding software, or MEDITECH software
  • Software de planificación de recursos empresariales (ERP, en inglés): SAP Business Objects
  • Paquete de Microsoft Office: Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft WOrd, Microsoft PowerPoint, or Microsoft Excel

Programas de técnico de registros médicos acreditados por CAHIIM

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