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Occupational Report for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (29-2071) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Employment Outlook for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians There are 52 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Regional Health Information Management (HIM) Compliance Auditor 4/24/14 Portland
Finance Coding Manager 4/24/14 Portland
Claims Coding & Payment Review Analyst 4/23/14 Beaverton
Surgery Coordinator/Optician 4/22/14 Albany DOE
Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician/Ultrasound, GS-0649-10 4/22/14 Portland
Registrar 4/20/14 Oregon City
Registrar 4/20/14 Portland
Grievance & Appeals Analyst I 4/20/14 Bend
La Grande Medical Claims Support - L08 4/17/14 La Grande
HEDIS Coordinator I, Req #23538 4/16/14 Corvallis $21.33/hr to $31.32/hr
Medical Billing Coder 4/16/14 Portland
Quality Medical Management Technician 4/16/14 Beaverton
Coder 1, Req #23603 4/15/14 Newport $16.64/hr to $23.73/hr
Coder I 4/15/14 Newport
Medical PR Specialist - P08 4/13/14 Portland
E.H.R. Support Specialist - I.S. 4/11/14 The Dalles
Coder 4/10/14 Coquille $25.00/hr DOE
Coder - Specialty 4/9/14 Portland
Coder - PB 4/8/14 Portland
OUTPATIENT CLINIC CODER 4/6/14 Springfield
OUTPATIENT CLINIC CODER 4/6/14 Springfield
OUTPATIENT CLINIC CODER 4/6/14 Springfield
Director of Health Information Management 4/4/14 Eugene DOE
Compliance Specialist 4/4/14 Portland
Clinical Documentation Specialist-2237 4/4/14 Portland
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Job Openings from the Web for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 127 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
SUPERVISORY HEALTH TECHNICIAN (OPHTHALMOLOGY) 4/23/14 Portland Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
Inpatient Medical Coder needed Travis AFB CA 4/21/14 Portland
Records Clerk 4/20/14 Corvallis Benton County
Assistant Registrar 4/18/14 Portland University of Western States
Grievance & Appeals Analyst I 4/18/14 Bend PacificSource Health Plans
Clinical Documentation Specialist 4/18/14 Portland St. Luke's Magic Valley
Registrar 4/17/14 Oregon City Providence Health & Services
Multi Skill Clerk Cardiology - CPT Days 4/17/14 St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
Health Technician Tct North Bend 4/17/14 North Bend Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
HEDIS Coordinator I 4/16/14 Corvallis Shs Inc.
Multi Skill Clerk Cardiology - CPT Days 4/16/14 St. Catherine Hospital
Medical Records Clerk-Clinics/Good Samaritan Medical Ctr 4/16/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Medical Coder 4/16/14 Portland Aerotek
Medical Coder 4/16/14 Portland Aerotek
DENTAL RECORDS SPECIALIST 4/16/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
DENTAL RECORDS SPECIALIST 4/16/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
DENTAL RECORDS SPECIALIST 4/16/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Remote Medical Coder Inpatient 4/15/14 Portland Precyse
Quality Medical Management Technician 4/15/14 Beaverton Providence Health & Services
La Grande Medical Claims Support - L08 4/15/14 La Grande Moda Health
Medical Records Clerk (GMJ1445Z) 4/14/14 Portland
Medical Records Clerk (Training Provided) (GMJ1641Z) 4/14/14
Medical Records Clerk (No Experience Necessary) (GMJ1455Z) 4/14/14
Medical Records Clerk (GMJ1445Z) 4/14/14
Medical Records Clerk (Full-Time) (GMJ1447Z) 4/14/14
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State of Oregon License Information for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $12.69 $15.37 $18.78 $22.20 $26.41 $19.13 $39,786
Multnomah / Washington 14.68 16.92 20.03 22.67 26.79 20.18 41,988
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.76 12.84 17.10 21.10 23.84 17.25 35,879
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 11.78 13.61 16.41 19.69 23.36 17.22 35,837
Lane 12.54 14.02 16.79 21.97 30.46 19.01 39,549
Douglas 10.59 11.98 15.93 20.59 25.19 17.70 36,828
Coos / Curry 10.77 12.46 15.42 21.23 27.15 17.18 35,744
Jackson / Josephine 10.64 12.70 15.80 19.56 23.37 16.59 34,522
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 15.32 16.37 18.11 21.30 25.87 19.44 40,432
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 12.87 14.52 17.10 19.71 23.14 17.49 36,383
Klamath / Lake 11.85 14.61 17.00 19.78 22.52 17.16 35,697
Morrow / Umatilla 10.93 13.19 16.22 18.41 21.88 16.44 34,204
Baker / Union / Wallowa 12.71 15.35 19.60 22.41 27.64 19.58 40,739
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.27 11.53 15.79 18.54 21.57 16.42 34,163
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 2,647 3,402 755 28.5% 76 61 136
Multnomah / Washington 902 1,174 272 30.2% 27 21 48
Clackamas 374 503 129 34.5% 13 9 22
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 294 381 87 29.6% 9 7 16
Lane 284 359 75 26.4% 8 6 14
Jackson / Josephine 241 297 56 23.2% 6 5 11
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 150 186 36 24.0% 4 3 7
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 141 179 38 27.0% 4 3 7
Klamath / Lake 95 113 18 18.9% 2 2 4
Coos / Curry 58 69 11 19.0% 1 1 2
Douglas 50 63 13 26.0% 1 1 2
Morrow / Umatilla 40 53 13 32.5% 1 1 2
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 35 49 14 40.0% 1 1 2
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 34 40 6 17.6% 1 1 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 29 34 5 17.2% 1 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 24 28 4 16.7% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 128
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Private 33
Computer Systems Design and Related Services Private 44
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 48
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 59
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 147
Administrative and Support Services Private 147
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,048
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,014
Offices of Physicians Private 808
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 40
Outpatient Care Centers Private 60
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 56
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 21
Hospitals Private 841
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 831
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 189
Nursing Care Facilities Private 152
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly Private 26
Federal Government (Non-Postal) Federal 39
Educational Services Local 84
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 84
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 60
Hospitals Local 57
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 57
Educational Requirements for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award to enter this occupation. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Skills for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Apply Confidentiality Procedures
  • Apply Legal Concepts To Medical Reports And Documents
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Compile Mathematical And Statistical Data
  • Complete Patient Insurance Forms
  • Develop And Revise Databases
  • Enter Medical Insurance Billings
  • Follow Medical Office Procedures
  • Interpret And Apply Medical Billing Regulations
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Organize And Work With Detailed Records
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Medical Records
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Retrieve Files And Charts
  • Understand Medical Insurance Systems
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Data Collection Procedures For Social And Personal Information
  • Use Medical Record Coding Systems Such As Icd9 Or Cpt Codes
  • Use Medical Records Software
  • Use Medical Terminology
Schools and Training Providers for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Everest College
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Concorde Career College-Portland
1425 NE Irvine St Bldg 300
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 281-4181
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-0226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Everest Institute
9600 SW Oak, 4th Floor
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 892-8100
Programs of Training:
Anthem College
4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 646-6000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Heald College
6035 NE 78th Ct.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 505-5428
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Lane Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Portland Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
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