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Medical Records Technicians are the individuals responsible for assembling and maintaining the medical records of patients who receive health care. These records, which are vitally important in treating the patient, contain a compilation of the following information:

  • Medical history
  • Observations
  • Surgical interventions
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Descriptions of symptoms
  • Results of examinations
  • Reports of x-rays and MRIs
  • Results of laboratory tests
  • Diagnoses
  • Treatment plans

Technicians verify the completeness of a patient's initial medical chart and make sure that all forms are properly filled out and authenticated. They regularly consult with physicians and other health care professionals for clarification of patient diagnoses and to obtain any additional information required for a patient's records. Technicians also tabulate data for future analysis, provide documentation when needed for use in legal actions, and compile information used to classify reimbursement status of medical procedures by insurance companies.

Responsibilities

Medical records technicians organize and maintain patient records in a manner consistent with the requirements of all components of the health care system: medical, administrative, regulatory, legal, and ethical. A partial list of their duties includes the following:

  • Process patient admission and discharge documents
  • Review records for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with regulations
  • Enter data into computers regarding demographic characteristics, disease history, diagnoses, and treatments
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • Develop health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems to collate information

The specific day-to-day duties of a medical records technician will vary with the nature of the facility for which he/she works. In small facilities, a credentialed medical records technician usually assumes a variety of technician duties which often includes management of a department. In larger or medium-sized facilities, there are usually several technicians and very often, each will specialize in one aspect of health information. In these types of settings, management duties are usually assumed by an administrator. Examples of specialists in this field include the following:

  • Medical Record Coders specialize in coding patients' medical information for insurance purposes. Based on their knowledge of disease processes, these technicians assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure. They then utilize specialized computer software to classify the patient as belonging to one of several hundred "diagnosis-related groups" (DRGs). The DRG classification determines the amount of reimbursement the hospital will recover from the patient's medical insurance carrier or from Medicare to cover the cost of the procedure. Coders are also responsible for using a variety of coding systems other than DRG to enter classifications for other applications such as doctor visits, ambulatory settings, or long-term care.
  • Cancer Registrars specialize in the registry of cancer patients. Based on reviews of a patient's records and pathology reports, they assign codes for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and also certain benign tumors. Registrars will enter information into regional or national databases and then follow up by conducting annual checks on patients in the registry to track and/or update their treatment, survival, and recovery. Information in the registry is used by physicians and public health organizations for a number of reasons including the derivation of survivor and success rates of various types of treatment, identification of geographic areas having high incidences of certain cancers, and the targeting of potential participants for clinical drug trials.

Job Characteristics

Most medical records technicians work a standard 40-hour week, although some overtime may be required. Those who are employed in hospital settings are often required to work evening or night shifts and/or work on weekends, due to the fact that hospital health information departments are usually open around the clock seven days a week.

Technicians typically do their work in pleasant and comfortable office settings. Unlike their counterparts in most health-related occupations, technicians usually have little or no direct contact with patients. There is some degree of stress in the job due to the ongoing demands for accuracy and the need to pay close attention to detail. Also, technicians are susceptible to the types of discomforts commonly experienced by people who work at computer monitors for prolonged periods of time; notably muscular pain and eyestrain.

To be successful in this job, individuals need good communication skills in order to effectively interface with insurance companies and other establishments. Technicians also need to be detail-oriented and extremely diligent, as accuracy is essential to the job. To an increasing extent, proficiency with computer use is becoming an extremely valuable asset for this profession.

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS) projects employment of medical records technicians to increase faster than the average rate of growth for all occupations over the upcoming decade. A principal factor driving this growth is the rapid proliferation of new tests, treatments, and procedures that need to be carefully scrutinized not only by health insurance companies, but also by other stakeholders such as regulatory agencies, courts, and consumers themselves. Sustaining the anticipated job growth is recent Federal legislation which mandates the use of electronic medical records, requiring more technicians to enter patient information into computer databases.

Job growth is expected to be especially robust in physicians' offices, particularly for large group practices. Employment prospects in home health care services, outpatient care centers, and nursing and residential care facilities are also expected to thrive. Although job growth in hospitals will not be quite as pronounced as in other settings, new jobs will continue to appear in hospitals as well.

Technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in especially high demand to accommodate the ever-increasing amount of paperwork involved in filing insurance claims. Also, the influx of electronic health records is causing employers to strongly favor technicians who are prepared to work in an increasingly electronic environment.

Medical Records Technician Training, Certification, and Licensing

In order to enter this field, individuals generally need at least an associate degree from a community or junior college. Ideally, the degree program should be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). There are numerous postsecondary educational institutions which offer flexible course scheduling and/or online distance learning courses. Specific coursework helpful to students who aspire to this profession include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal aspects of health information, health data standards, data coding, statistics, database management, and computer science.

Most employers prefer to hire job candidates who are qualified as Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT). In order to achieve this designation, individuals must hold an associate degree from a CAHIIM-accredited program. In addition, candidates must also pass a written examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Some employers also show a preference for candidates who have prior experience in a health care setting.

Although there are no formal degree programs in coding, a number of schools offer certificate programs in coding or include coding as part of the associate degree program for medical records technicians. A few schools offer formal certificate programs in cancer registry which are approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). Some schools and also some employers offer intensive training programs, lasting one or two weeks in duration, in either coding or cancer registry. Most coding and registry specialists start out as general medical records technicians who advance by learning their coding or registry skills on the job.

There are several organizations that offer certifications in coding. Two of these are the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) and the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialist (PAHCS). Another organization, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), offers three distinct certification programs in coding. Certification in cancer registry is available from the NCRA. Most certifications must be renewed periodically, and in order to do so, continuing education units must typically be acquired.

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Major Employers

Approximately 40% of all medical records technicians work in hospitals. Most of the rest are employed in doctors' offices, home health care services, outpatient care centers, and nursing care facilities. Other employers include public health departments and insurance firms.

Schools for Medical Records And Health Information Technicians are listed in the column to the left.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Medical Records and Health Information Technicians jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 880 $31,860
Hoover 880 $31,860
Mobile 340 $29,960
Huntsville 320 $33,400
Montgomery 190 $28,080
Tuscaloosa 150 $28,620
Dothan 120 $27,860
Anniston 60 $23,910
Oxford 60 $23,910
Jacksonville 60 $23,910
Auburn 60 $26,990
Opelika 60 $26,990
Daphne 50 $26,110
Foley 50 $26,110
Fairhope 50 $26,110
Gadsden 40 $28,070
Decatur 40 $32,010
Florence 40 $34,080
Muscle Shoals 40 $34,080
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 400 $41,540
Fairbanks 130 $45,870
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 3130 $36,970
Mesa 3130 $36,970
Phoenix 3130 $36,970
Tucson 980 $35,610
Flagstaff 130 $40,260
Kingman 120 $39,570
Lake Havasu City 120 $39,570
Yuma 120 $44,430
Prescott 110 $36,170
Douglas 40 $38,030
Sierra Vista 40 $38,030
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 720 $36,490
North Little Rock 720 $36,490
Little Rock 720 $36,490
Hot Springs 110 $30,490
Jonesboro 100 $27,640
Pine Bluff 60 $29,820
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 6800 $43,050
Los Angeles 6800 $43,050
Anaheim 6800 $43,050
San Francisco 2410 $53,820
Hayward 2410 $53,820
Oakland 2410 $53,820
Carlsbad 1960 $39,680
San Diego 1960 $39,680
Ontario 1460 $42,130
San Bernardino 1460 $42,130
Riverside 1460 $42,130
Arden 1330 $46,980
Arcade 1330 $46,980
Roseville 1330 $46,980
Sacramento 1330 $46,980
Santa Clara 690 $57,390
San Jose 690 $57,390
Sunnyvale 690 $57,390
Fresno 520 $33,230
Ventura 360 $39,050
Thousand Oaks 360 $39,050
Oxnard 360 $39,050
Bakersfield 310 $41,160
Lodi 240 $45,820
Stockton 240 $45,820
Modesto 230 $36,100
Santa Rosa 220 $37,780
Santa Barbara 190 $39,120
Santa Maria 190 $39,120
Arroyo Grande 180 $36,490
Paso Robles 180 $36,490
San Luis Obispo 180 $36,490
Vallejo 180 $48,980
Fairfield 180 $48,980
Redding 170 $51,380
Chico 150 $30,460
Salinas 140 $38,010
Madera 120 $37,440
Porterville 110 $36,500
Visalia 110 $36,500
Watsonville 80 $52,600
Santa Cruz 80 $52,600
Yuba City 70 $30,510
El Centro 70 $34,910
Merced 70 $40,310
Corcoran 70 $46,910
Hanford 70 $46,910
Napa 60 $46,100
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 1250 $51,630
Lakewood 1250 $51,630
Denver 1250 $51,630
Colorado Springs 270 $39,580
Fort Collins 210 $42,710
Boulder 90 $39,240
Pueblo 70 $44,570
Grand Junction 50 $44,050
Greeley 40 $41,450
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 560 $40,060
West Hartford 560 $40,060
Hartford 560 $40,060
New Haven 300 $51,330
Stamford 280 $39,910
Bridgeport 280 $39,910
Norwalk 280 $39,910
Waterbury 130 $38,260
Danbury 70 $43,890
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 50 $31,300
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 3280 $37,450
Miami 3280 $37,450
Fort Lauderdale 3280 $37,450
Clearwater 1890 $37,370
St. Petersburg 1890 $37,370
Tampa 1890 $37,370
Kissimmee 820 $39,890
Sanford 820 $39,890
Orlando 820 $39,890
Jacksonville 740 $36,810
Daytona Beach 380 $33,770
Ormond Beach 380 $33,770
Deltona 380 $33,770
Bradenton 370 $35,070
North Port 370 $35,070
Sarasota 370 $35,070
Cape Coral 240 $36,670
Fort Myers 240 $36,670
Port St. Lucie 230 $35,460
Brent 220 $30,070
Pensacola 220 $30,070
Ferry Pass 220 $30,070
Lakeland 220 $31,010
Winter Haven 220 $31,010
Melbourne 200 $36,570
Palm Bay 200 $36,570
Titusville 200 $36,570
Tallahassee 180 $29,340
Gainesville 180 $36,810
Ocala 100 $39,190
Marco Island 90 $37,240
Immokalee 90 $37,240
Naples 90 $37,240
Panama City 70 $33,540
Sebastian 60 $35,490
Vero Beach 60 $35,490
Crestview 60 $36,210
Destin 60 $36,210
Fort Walton Beach 60 $36,210
The Villages 40 $31,470
Punta Gorda 40 $40,230
Homosassa Springs N/A $37,270
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 2850 $36,270
Sandy Springs 2850 $36,270
Atlanta 2850 $36,270
Macon 220 $30,720
Savannah 210 $36,660
Clarke County 190 $32,340
Athens 190 $32,340
Gainesville 80 $30,070
Albany 60 $29,500
Warner Robins 60 $29,690
Valdosta 50 $29,730
Dalton 50 $30,100
Rome 40 $29,330
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 520 $48,710
Lahaina 50 $32,680
Wailuku 50 $32,680
Kahului 50 $32,680
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 360 $35,600
Coeur d'Alene 100 $35,360
Idaho Falls 80 $24,780
Pocatello 40 $39,730
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 350 $30,820
Peoria 340 $30,450
Rockford 300 $32,710
Urbana 260 $33,350
Champaign 260 $33,350
Bloomington 140 $28,310
Carbondale 140 $38,990
Marion 140 $38,990
Danville 90 $46,750
Kankakee 70 $30,620
Decatur 50 $37,200
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 1270 $35,760
Carmel 1270 $35,760
Indianapolis 1270 $35,760
Fort Wayne 380 $36,210
Elkhart 150 $32,970
Goshen 150 $32,970
Lafayette 120 $30,160
West Lafayette 120 $30,160
Bloomington 120 $32,020
Muncie 90 $34,470
Terre Haute 80 $34,260
Columbus 60 $30,340
Michigan City 60 $34,920
La Porte 60 $34,920
Kokomo 40 $33,480
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Iowa City 400 $47,050
Des Moines 380 $37,730
West Des Moines 380 $37,730
Cedar Rapids 130 $37,240
Waterloo 120 $36,940
Cedar Falls 120 $36,940
Dubuque 90 $37,530
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 560 $31,810
Topeka 200 $36,810
Lawrence 40 $35,150
Manhattan 40 $38,700
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 720 $34,260
Lexington 720 $34,260
Fort Knox 230 $43,530
Elizabethtown 230 $43,530
Owensboro 130 $30,570
Bowling Green 120 $31,740
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 720 $31,190
New Orleans 720 $31,190
Baton Rouge 460 $29,710
Bossier City 330 $31,090
Shreveport 330 $31,090
Lafayette 220 $29,920
Lake Charles 160 $28,260
Monroe 140 $30,570
Thibodaux 130 $29,900
Houma 130 $29,900
Alexandria 100 $30,890
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 460 $36,730
Portland 460 $36,730
Bangor 230 $33,200
Auburn 100 $37,420
Lewiston 100 $37,420
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 2630 $46,040
Towson 2630 $46,040
Columbia 2630 $46,040
Lexington Park 50 $46,680
California 50 $46,680
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 200 $39,660
New Bedford 150 $52,080
Gardner 60 $32,270
Leominster 60 $32,270
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 2220 $35,410
Detroit 2220 $35,410
Dearborn 2220 $35,410
Ann Arbor 440 $49,250
Grand Rapids 430 $34,950
Wyoming 430 $34,950
Flint 270 $32,790
Portage 210 $35,750
Kalamazoo 210 $35,750
Lansing 160 N/A
East Lansing 160 N/A
Saginaw 110 $37,790
Muskegon 60 $35,600
Battle Creek 50 $33,780
Jackson 40 N/A
Benton Harbor N/A $35,490
Niles N/A $35,490
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 540 $48,390
St. Cloud 120 $43,000
North Mankato 80 $36,740
Mankato 80 $36,740
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 590 $31,130
Gulfport 270 $31,560
Pascagoula 270 $31,560
Biloxi 270 $31,560
Hattiesburg 240 $28,610
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 400 $32,490
Columbia 200 $38,650
Joplin 70 $32,240
Jefferson City N/A $37,360
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 270 $36,670
Missoula 70 $30,290
Great Falls 50 $35,270
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 250 $35,540
Grand Island 90 $30,970
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1110 $42,170
Henderson 1110 $42,170
Las Vegas 1110 $42,170
Reno 210 $39,180
Carson City 40 $38,270
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 200 $37,340
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 100 $51,060
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 690 $31,450
Las Cruces 160 $24,300
Farmington 100 $37,250
Santa Fe 60 $33,220
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Niagara Falls 720 $41,600
Cheektowaga 720 $41,600
Buffalo 720 $41,600
Albany 590 $32,780
Troy 590 $32,780
Schenectady 590 $32,780
Rochester 490 $36,960
Syracuse 380 $37,900
Utica 180 $32,040
Rome 180 $32,040
Binghamton 140 $28,880
Kingston 100 $33,400
Fort Drum 90 $37,120
Watertown 90 $37,120
Glens Falls 70 $33,500
Elmira 40 $36,570
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 820 $33,250
Winston 540 $39,940
Salem 540 $39,940
High Point 370 $29,930
Greensboro 370 $29,930
Asheville 310 $34,720
Durham 300 $36,710
Chapel Hill 300 $36,710
Fayetteville 240 $35,950
Morganton 220 $29,090
Hickory 220 $29,090
Lenoir 220 $29,090
Wilmington 150 $31,680
Greenville 130 $36,300
Burlington 80 $32,450
Goldsboro 80 $32,770
Rocky Mount 70 $25,190
New Bern 60 $28,520
Jacksonville 50 $35,140
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 220 $34,880
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 1620 $36,050
Cleveland 1620 $36,050
Columbus 1130 $35,490
Toledo 740 $37,770
Dayton 600 $30,830
Akron 500 $34,680
Massillon 190 $30,330
Canton 190 $30,330
Lima 110 $33,850
Springfield 40 $30,800
Mansfield 40 $33,400
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 1740 $31,890
Tulsa 900 $30,860
Lawton N/A $43,540
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 220 $37,510
Salem 210 $41,150
Medford 150 $32,350
Bend 120 $39,210
Redmond 120 $39,210
Corvallis 80 $41,280
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1210 $36,090
Carlisle 370 $38,940
Harrisburg 370 $38,940
Hanover 280 $32,860
York 280 $32,860
Barre 270 $35,030
Hazleton 270 $35,030
Scranton 270 $35,030
Wilkes 270 $35,030
Lancaster 260 $36,870
Reading 260 $44,170
Erie 140 $31,000
Bloomsburg 130 $35,820
Berwick 130 $35,820
Altoona 110 $35,950
Lebanon 70 $32,990
Chambersburg 70 $38,860
Waynesboro 70 $38,860
State College 40 $33,700
Johnstown 40 $34,390
Gettysburg N/A $29,790
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
San Juan 1240 $19,550
Caguas 1240 $19,550
Carolina 1240 $19,550
Ponce 100 $18,580
Arecibo 70 $18,350
Mayag�ez 70 $18,540
Guayama 40 $22,390
San Germ�n 30 $20,360
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Charleston 750 $35,690
Charleston 750 $35,690
Columbia 430 $35,330
Mauldin 370 $31,140
Greenville 370 $31,140
Anderson 370 $31,140
Spartanburg 240 $30,570
Florence 200 $34,750
Bluffton 140 $32,310
Beaufort 140 $32,310
Hilton Head Island 140 $32,310
Sumter N/A $37,120
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rapid City 200 $36,410
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 1860 $33,290
Franklin 1860 $33,290
Davidson 1860 $33,290
Nashville 1860 $33,290
Knoxville 990 $29,960
Jackson 250 $29,720
Johnson City 200 $33,210
Morristown 60 $27,660
Cleveland 40 $32,220
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 4000 $38,500
Houston 4000 $38,500
Sugar Land 4000 $38,500
Dallas 4000 $39,900
Arlington 4000 $39,900
Fort Worth 4000 $39,900
San Antonio 2070 $34,220
New Braunfels 2070 $34,220
Round Rock 1260 $32,770
Austin 1260 $32,770
El Paso 630 $27,830
McAllen 430 $21,890
Edinburg 430 $21,890
Mission 430 $21,890
Killeen 390 $39,180
Temple 390 $39,180
Lubbock 290 $28,850
Corpus Christi 240 $28,930
Tyler 230 $28,050
Longview 200 $28,070
Amarillo 200 $37,010
Port Arthur 170 $30,500
Beaumont 170 $30,500
Victoria 170 $31,790
Harlingen 150 $30,250
Brownsville 150 $30,250
Waco 110 $29,310
Wichita Falls 110 $29,340
Odessa 90 $31,590
Abilene 90 $32,330
Sherman 70 $32,510
Denison 70 $32,510
San Angelo 60 $34,640
Laredo 40 $28,400
Midland 40 $30,080
College Station N/A $29,500
Bryan N/A $29,500
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 920 $36,800
Provo 350 $35,420
Orem 350 $35,420
Ogden 170 $29,900
Clearfield 170 $29,900
St. George 50 $29,520
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 120 $35,030
Burlington 120 $35,030
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 790 $32,060
Roanoke 400 $35,670
Charlottesville 270 $40,270
Lynchburg 110 $33,920
Harrisonburg N/A $34,520
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 2900 $44,090
Tacoma 2900 $44,090
Bellevue 2900 $44,090
Spokane 320 $33,860
Spokane Valley 320 $33,860
Yakima 210 $36,390
Richland 150 $34,740
Kennewick 150 $34,740
Tumwater 120 $32,330
Olympia 120 $32,330
Silverdale 120 $39,750
Bremerton 120 $39,750
Anacortes 100 $33,610
Mount Vernon 100 $33,610
Longview 60 $51,800
Walla Walla 40 $37,430
Bellingham 40 $39,260
Wenatchee N/A $38,500
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 180 $29,350
Beckley 80 $30,460
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 1550 $39,430
Waukesha 1550 $39,430
West Allis 1550 $39,430
Madison 680 $39,880
Green Bay 320 $34,510
Eau Claire 180 $39,720
Appleton 150 $37,240
Wausau 120 $37,800
Neenah 100 $35,610
Oshkosh 100 $35,610
Racine 40 $30,650
Sheboygan 40 $34,310
Janesville N/A $32,880
Beloit N/A $32,880
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 90 $41,530
Casper 70 $36,610

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

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Most Popular Industries for :
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Hospital 65,500 38% $32,600
Medical Office 59,400 35% $26,980
Nursing And Residential Care 16,530 9% $30,310
Government 9,250 5% $39,470
Professional And Technical Services 5,590 3% $33,600
Office Services And Staffing 4,940 2% $32,540
Education 2,410 1% $36,550
Business Management 2,130 1% $36,050
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  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
  • Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.
Programs
  • MS in Computer Science
  • Earn your Master's in Computer Science online from Syracuse University without relocating or leaving your job. GRE waivers are available for those who qualify.

CityTownInfo Career and College Resources

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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