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 



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Real World Career Pathways

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