All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $34,579
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $13.97
    Median: $17.26
    Experienced: $24.02
  • Growth (2014-2019)11%
  • Openings (2014-2019)77
  • Current Employment 1,627
  • Projected Employment 1,682
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Medical Coding
  • Health Information Technology
  • ICD-9-CM Coding
  • Medical Billing
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Organization
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Research

occupational tasks

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians or other medical personnel
  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)