Great Health Information Jobs Are Available
Health information jobs are available in a variety of healthcare settings, 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 medical records and health information 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 allied health professionals who are familiar with federal regulations concerning health information privacy and security and can follow and implement compliance procedures within their organizations. These professionals are essential in helping all businesses with access to health information maintain patient privacy and ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
- 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).