Medical Assistant Job Opportunities: Records and Information Technician
Medical Assistant Programs at Medical Assistant Job Opportunities: Records and Information Technician
Career Options for Medical Assistants• By using the skills and training you acquire to become a medical assistant, many career opportunities in the medical field open up to you.• As medical offices and clinics all over the country continue to grow and expand, trained medical assistants are needed to fill a variety of roles.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians• Records and Information Technician is one of the very few jobs in the medical field that doesn’t require interactions with patients. • Medical assistants in this position are valued for performing important work “behind the scenes.”• Every time a patient interacts with a medical office (such as for tests, appointments, prescriptions, treatments, etc.) documentation is created. A Medical Records and Health Information Technician’s job is create, maintain, and analyze this documentation.
Types of Records• Most medical records are stored and organized via an electronic health records (EHR) system. – Becoming skilled with EHR software will be critical for your success.• Common types of records you’ll work with include: – Patient personal information (name, address, social security number, etc.) – Patient insurance information – Medical histories – Test results – Diagnoses – Prescriptions
How to Get the Job• When hiring for a records and information technician position, medical offices tend to look for candidates with the following skills and personal traits: – Experience with organizing, understanding, and coding medical records. The Medical Billing class at Everest College will prepare you. – Detail-centric work ethic for accurately recording patient information. – Excellent communication skills. Even though you won’t interact with patients, you will need to discuss records and data with physicians, finance personnel, and other relevant people. – Technological skills and experience. Navigating the EHR software used by the medical office will be a main component of doing your job. You usually don’t need to have experience the EHR system (offices commonly use different software), but you should be adept with technology.
Career Outlook• Medical records and health information techs generally work regular, set hours with minimum required overtime. The nature of the work and training required translate into a high earning potential. – Median earnings are about $32,000, with high-prospects for career advancement.• According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for medical record and information techs is expected to be about 20% between 2008 and 2018. – This is considered a field with incredibly fast growth potential.• Aspiring medical assistants and records and information techs can start getting the training they need from Everest College.
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About Us• Corinthian Colleges, Inc. offers medical assistant training and education through its Everest College, Everest University, and Everest Institute campuses nationwide.• We are the largest educator of medical assistants in the United States.
Request More Information• Please call 1-(866) 210-6524 or visit the Everest College Website to request more information about becoming a medical assistant.• We look forward to hearing from you!