Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor projects a 21 percent increase for employment as a medical record coder and health information technician, which is faster than the average for all occupations, between 2010 and 2020. Projected employment varies by occupational specialty. Above average employment growth in the healthcare and social assistance industry should lead to much faster than the average growth for medical record coder and health information technicians.

Potential Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for medical records and health information technicians with midrange salaries at $32,300 per year and is expected to increase to a median of $37,700.