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!

Take biology and chemistry classes, physiology and anatomy if available.

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 Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


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

10-County Region

Employed Regionally

In 2021 (Michigan)

Wage Range & Median Michigan


Annual Hires Regionally

In 2021

Other Regional Career Resources

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Real World Career Pathways

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