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Technician, Medical Records and Health Information
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesCompile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$30,600 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMedical records and health information technicians usually work a 40-hour week. In hospitals (where health information departments often are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) technicians may work day, evening, and night shifts.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsWriting, Active Listening, Time Management, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Written Comprehension, Oral Comprehension