Where to Find Electronic Medical Records Jobs
If you're considering the Electronic Medical Records program but aren't sure where you could work, rest assured, there are many options. Health information professionals are needed in every healthcare setting, small and large. They work in hospitals, physician offices, and nursing and residential care facilities. An aging population that needs more medical tests, treatments, and procedures means more claims submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement and therefore increased demand for health information professionals.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts an increase of over 29,000 electronic medical records jobs through 2024. That's a projected increase of 15%—much faster than average for all occupations! Employers appreciate health information professionals who can organize and manage patient information and ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper and electronic systems.
In particular demand are electronic medical records specialists who are familiar with the features of EMR software systems commonly used in healthcare workplaces. These professionals are essential in helping healthcare organizations compile and store protected health information in compliance with privacy and security regulations and in a manner than ensures continuity of care for patients. That could be you!
- 29,000NEW JOBS
- The U.S. Dept. of Labor forecasts 29,000 new medical records and health information jobs through 2024.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (January 17, 2016).