Career Starter - madera County
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
Annual Median Wage:
$53,955.20 ($25.94 per hour)
High school diploma or equivalent
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
Work Tasks
Maintain medical facility records
Enter patient or treatment data into computers
Perform clerical work in medical settings.
Process healthcare paperwork.
Monitor medical facility activities to ensure adherence to standards or regulations
Medical Records and Health Info Administrator
Medical Health Services Manager
Medical Coder
Medical Records and Health Info Technician
Health Information Clerk