Medical Records and
Health Information
Technician

Health Sciences

Enjoy Healthcare, but like being behind the scenes?

Consider becoming a MEDICAL RECORDS AND
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN.

What is it?

Medical Records Technicians are responsible for transferring and organizing patients’ medical histories, symptoms and diagnoses, as well as categorizing treatments and procedures for insurance billing. Medical records and health information technicians are critical for ensuring that hospitals, out-patient clinics, and physicians’ offices are organized, maintaining detailed records of patients’ visits and medical histories.

What will I do?

Medical Records Technicians transcribe and enter data into medical computer systems, like Epic, to preserve a patient’s medical record to be used for future doctor visits and medical treatments.  Many health information technicians will specialize in standard coding systems used to categorize conditions, treatments and diagnoses for insurance processing, known as medical billing coding.  Further training and experience can lead to increased opportunities in the medical information management field, a growing industry.

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Health Information Technician
  • Healthcare Practitioner
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Well-organized
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Computer skills
  • Logical
  • Good at math and writing

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Certification

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career as a
Medical Records and Health Information Technician?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check with your local high school to see if they offer a Medical Records and Health Information Technician program. You can also register for the Medical Assistant programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Health Information Technology programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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