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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 in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Excludes "File Clerks" (43-4071).

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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 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

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 95 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Enterprise Coding Inpatient Coding Manager 8/29/14 Portland
Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/29/14 Portland
Registry Coordinator 8/29/14 Portland
Healthcare Analyst-4151 8/29/14 Portland
Coder - Specialty (PB) 8/28/14 Portland
Medicare Services and Enrollment Specialist 2 - 266 8/28/14 Portland DOE
Coder IV (10583) 8/27/14 Bay Area DOE
Coder - Specialty (PB) 8/27/14 Portland
Registry Coordinator 8/26/14 Portland
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/26/14 Portland
Coding Specialist 8/26/14 Portland
Enterprise Coding Inpatient Coding Manager 8/26/14 Portland
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/26/14 Portland
Coding Specialist 8/26/14 Portland
Coding Specialist (Outpatient Facility Coder) - Flexible 8/26/14 Portland
Outpatient Coder 8/26/14 Portland
Medical Records Clerk 8/26/14 Portland
Cancer Services Database Abstractor 8/26/14 Bend
Clinic-Technician 8/26/14 Corvallis
DRG Certified Coder-5035 8/26/14 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 118 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Healthcare Analyst-4151 8/28/14 Portland Adventist Medical Center
CPT Education Developer/Trainer 8/27/14 Remote Precyse
Supervisor Release of Information 8/27/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Supervisor Release of Information 8/27/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Mgr Health Information Mgmt - Emanuel Medical Ctr 8/27/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/27/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Enterprise Coding Inpatient Coding Manager 8/27/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Registry Coordinator 8/27/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/27/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Coder - Specialty (PB) 8/26/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Medical Language Specialist 2 8/26/14 Asante Physician Partners
Health Technician telehealth 8/25/14 White City Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
Medical Records Clerk 8/25/14 Bend
Coder - Specialty (PB) 8/25/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Temporary Non-Certified Coder 8/24/14 Corvallis The Corvallis Clinic
Medical Coder Specialist 8/23/14 Portland Cedar Hills Hospital
Cancer Services Database Abstractor 8/23/14 Bend SCHS
Provider Coding Specialist Lead - Coding & Charge Capture Job 8/22/14 Springfield Peace Health
Clinic-Technician 8/22/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Clinic-Technician 8/22/14 Lincoln City Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Coding Specialist (Outpatient Facility Coder) - Flexible 8/22/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Inpatient Coding Specialist 8/22/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Enterprise Coding Inpatient Coding Manager 8/22/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Medical Records Clerk 8/22/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Registry Coordinator 8/22/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
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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 ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $12.59 $15.46 $19.29 $22.85 $27.51 $19.57 $40,702
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12.56 15.01 18.91 22.48 27.34 19.21 39,954
Multnomah / Washington 13.70 16.60 20.19 23.02 27.56 20.27 42,168
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.88 13.08 17.60 21.43 23.91 17.56 36,531
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 11.91 13.82 16.89 20.82 24.44 17.74 36,881
Lane 12.66 14.35 17.49 22.90 31.02 19.60 40,766
Douglas 10.75 12.49 17.21 25.07 26.27 18.44 38,367
Coos / Curry 12.24 14.86 17.91 21.71 26.24 18.50 38,489
Jackson / Josephine 10.73 13.00 16.28 20.76 24.52 17.10 35,558
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 15.21 16.34 18.05 20.74 25.41 19.28 40,115
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 12.80 14.10 16.60 19.31 23.14 17.23 35,841
Klamath / Lake 12.91 15.21 17.58 20.73 23.12 18.03 37,500
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.94 10.74 12.59 20.01 23.01 15.07 31,358
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.17 11.15 15.65 18.59 21.74 16.01 33,283
Clackamas 17.45 20.13 22.84 26.54 29.16 23.13 48,112
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 3,014 3,630 616 20.4% 62 80 142
Multnomah / Washington 1,276 1,561 285 22.3% 28 34 62
Clackamas 371 484 113 30.5% 11 10 21
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 317 382 65 20.5% 6 8 14
Lane 288 332 44 15.3% 4 8 12
Jackson / Josephine 183 220 37 20.2% 4 5 9
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 183 202 19 10.4% 2 5 7
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 124 148 24 19.4% 2 3 5
Klamath / Lake 85 95 10 11.8% 1 2 3
Coos / Curry 68 75 7 10.3% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 52 58 6 11.5% 1 1 2
Douglas 36 39 3 8.3% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 35 40 5 14.3% 0 1 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 34 37 3 8.8% 0 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 28 31 3 10.7% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 25 28 3 12.0% 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 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 3,014
Total All Industries Private 2,746
Finance and Insurance Private 24
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Private 24
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 133
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Private 25
Computer Systems Design and Related Services Private 80
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 160
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 249
Administrative and Support Services Private 249
Business Support Services Private 134
Other Support Services Private 109
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,168
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,032
Offices of Physicians Private 761
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 38
Outpatient Care Centers Private 129
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 34
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 34
Hospitals Private 953
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 948
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 183
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) Private 143
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly Private 31
Total All Industries Federal 31
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 31
Total All Industries Local 174
Educational Services Local 89
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 89
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 58
Hospitals Local 57
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 57
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 25
Educational Requirements for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. 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 Centricity Emr Software
  • 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.

Everest Institute
9600 SW Oak, 4th Floor
Tigard, OR 97223-6583
Phone: (503) 892-8100
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:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Anthem College
4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton, OR 97005-2157
Phone: (503) 646-6000
Programs of Training:
Everest College-Portland
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
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.
Occupation Skill Overlap