medical records and health information technician

median annual wage

$37,850 or $18.20/hr
durham-chapel hill

annual job openings

440
north carolina
20
% associate’s degree
21
% some college

job outlook

+14%
north carolina

total number employed

5,520
north carolina
medical staff relies on a patient's chart to properly treat them.

medical records and health information technicians compile, process, and maintain these records in accordance with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements. they review the documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the aforementioned regulations, and ask doctors questions about the records when needed.

the health information technology curriculum at durham tech covers how to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, rehab facilities, long-term care facilities, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, mental health facilities, and home health organizations.