Medical records & health information technicians

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Total Workforce

192k

Average Age

45.8

Average Salary

$41,740

Average Male Salary

$51,552

Average Female Salary

$40,792

About

Medical records & health information technicians are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical records & health information technicians was $41,740 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical records & health information technicians by wage are Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, and Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic.

Medical records & health information technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical records & health information technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical records & health information technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical records & health information technicians, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Medical records & health information technicians are paid most in Muscogee & Chattahoochee Counties PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Wapello, Mahaska, Washington, Jefferson, Keokuk, Davis & Van Buren Counties PUMA, IA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,740

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,842

In 2017, Medical records & health information technicians earned an average of $41,740, $10,325 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants make somewhat more than Medical records & health information technicians while Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical records & health information technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.292

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Medical records & health information technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.292, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical records & health information technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical records & health information technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical records & health information technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Medical records & health information technicians, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical records & health information technicians, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities.

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Industries by Share

192k

2017 Workforce

± 10,757

5.46%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.61%

The number of people employed as Medical records & health information technicians has been growing at a rate of 5.46%, from 182,275 people in 2016 to 192,232 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Medical records & health information technicians employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Medical records & health information technicians at  43.1%, followed by Offices of physicians with 13.7% and Outpatient care centers with 7.72%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical records & health information technicians in the US. The average age of male Medical records & health information technicians in the workforce is 43.3 and of female Medical records & health information technicians is 46.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical records & health information technicians is White.

Gender Composition

16.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,195

175k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,273

91.2% of Medical records & health information technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical records & health information technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical records & health information technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

75.4% of Medical records & health information technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Medical records & health information technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical records & health information technicians.

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Age by Gender

43.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.23

46.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.743

The median age of Medical records & health information technicians is 45.8, and Male employees are generally 2.75 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical records & health information technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical records & health information technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Medical records & health information technicians hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical records & health information technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical records & health information technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical records & health information technicians need more than the average amount of Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Learning Strategies.

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