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Employment projections data for medical records specialists, 2021-31

Occupational Title SOC Code Employment, 2021 Projected Employment, 2031 Change, 2021-31 Employment by Industry
Percent Numeric

Associate in Health Information Technology

29-2072 1,86,400 1,98,700 7 12,300 Get data

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program


To become a health information technician, you must enroll in the AAS program, which covers medical terminology, medical coding, electronic health records, and more. Once you complete this 90-quarters credit hour program, you will be eligible to appear in the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam and can acquire a nationally recognized credential.

Graduates of the Health Information Technology (HIT) program can find employment in a wide range of healthcare organizations, from hospitals and clinics to insurance and pharmaceutical firms and even legal practices.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 17% increase in employment in this field between 2020 and 2030. That's an average of 3,400 new positions a year.

Health information technologists can expect an average salary of $55,560 in 2021, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

These professionals can be employed by hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and even the government. Their duties involve recording, organizing, and checking patient data, maintaining the recording systems, and ensuring the security of the electronic data.

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