Medical Records Specialist Career

*A job as a Medical Records Specialist falls under the broader career category of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

Job Description for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians : 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.


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Medical Records and Health Information Technician Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$37,710

Median Hourly Wage

$18.13*

Total Employed Nationally

180,760


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.