Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Career Overview

Health information technicians manage health related information by maintaining its accuracy and security in paper and electronic forms. They may also code information for insurance companies, making sure that they receive proper payments for the services that were performed.


It may be necessary to complete a program in health information technology in order to obtain one of these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$23,000 /yr
$42,000 /yr
$65,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Anatomy
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada