Process, maintain, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
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  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel. 
 

Recommended Credentials

Bachelor's Degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.

 

Northwest Lower Michigan

 

Surgical Technology
— Northwestern Michigan College

Health Information Technology
— Baker College

Elsewhere in Michigan

 

Healthcare Services and Sciences
— Western Michigan University 

Health Information Technology
— Macomb Community College

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Tour NorthEd Career Tech's Health Sciences Program.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Join NorthEd Career Tech's Health Sciences Program to start your healthcare journey.

Consider NorthEd Early College's Allied Health Program to get a head start.

Pathway 2

Continue your studies at Northwestern Michigan College or Baker College.

Radiography - Transfer Guide from NMC to Ferris State University.

Health Information Technology
Ferris State University

Pathway 3

Pursue a degree or take a RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) certification exam for career advancement.

Health Information Technology
University of Michigan

Healthcare Services and Sciences
Western Michigan University

 

Sample Job Titles...

  • Health Information Clerk
  • Health Information Technician (Health Information Tech)
  • Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Records Technician (Medical Records Tech)
  • Coder 

 

 

10-Year Job Growth Projections

11.5%
10-County Region
6%
Michigan
9%
U.S.

Employed Regionally

130
In 2021

Wage Range & Median 10-County Region

$29,430
$45,980 
$61,250

Annual Hires Regionally

5
In 2021

Real World Career Pathways

It doesn't have to be a straight shot! Hear from people who have taken unique pathways.