Health Records Technician: Diploma Program Summary

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Health records technicians may work for hospitals, insurance companies, government agencies, or community health centers. Earning a Diploma as a Health Records Technician will ensure that you are fully qualified for the kind of work that this position involves. Coursework in recordkeeping, office software, medical coding, and medical terminology will prepare you for this career. Keep reading below for more information on earning this career diploma.
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Why Earn a Diploma as a Health Records Technician?

As the healthcare industry continues growing, more health records personnel will be required by hospitals, government agencies, and insurance companies. Graduates with a Health Records Technician Diploma will have the opportunity to benefit from the growth of this industry. Employers will continue to fill the growing number of health records positions, and job seekers who possess a college diploma will have better opportunities than those who lack any college education.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook and Demand for Health Records Technicians

Since the healthcare industry is experiencing a lot of growth, a very promising number of positions are expected to be created for those with a Health Records Technician Diploma.

Salary Information for Health Records Technicians

Those employed as health records technicians typically report earnings of between $30,260 and $35,304 per year, according to PayScale.com.

Degree Specifics

Coursework Requirements for Health Records Technicians

Students learn how to analyze, retrieve, store, classify and collect health information. Students who enroll in a Health Records Technician Diploma program must be able to successfully complete coursework in the following subjects:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Coding and Classifications
  • Medical Records
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Information Technology

Skills Learned for Health Records Technicians

Health records technicians may perform a variety of duties working for hospitals or insurance agencies. Specifically, the student who completes the Health Records Technician Diploma program should be prepared to:

  • Analyze medical data and compile reports on this data
  • Assign codes to health reports
  • Update information in patients' medical records
  • Develop policies and procedures for maintaining medical records

Popular Schools

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    1. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
      • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management
      • MSHS in Biomedical Informatics
    Bachelor's
      • Dual Degree: BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
      • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Health Information Management (BS)
      • Health Services Management (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - (Competency Based)
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General (Accelerated)
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General (Part-time)
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Leadership & Organizational Development
      • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Leadership & Organizational Development (Accelerated)
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    5. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Health Information Management
      • MBA: Health Care Management
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
      • Master: Management/Health Care Mgmt
      • Master of Health Informatics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Information Management
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    6. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Healthcare Administration
      • BS in Healthcare Administration/Health Informatics
    Associate's
      • AS in Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Health Information Management
    Associate's
      • Associate: Health Information Management
      • Associate: Healthcare Management
      • Associate of Science - Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Office Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
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    9. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Admin: Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Healthcare Management
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - HSA Mgt.
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management
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    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Healthcare Admin and Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Healthcare Admin and Management

Featured Schools

American University

  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management

What is your highest level of education?

The George Washington University

  • MSHS Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management
  • MSHS in Biomedical Informatics
  • Dual Degree: BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

What is your highest level of education?

Independence University

  • Health Information Management (BS)
  • Health Services Management (BS)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Walden University

  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - (Competency Based)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General (Accelerated)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

  • Master of Health Information Management
  • MBA: Health Care Management
  • BS in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin

Which subject are you interested in?

New England College

  • BS in Healthcare Administration
  • BS in Healthcare Administration/Health Informatics
  • AS in Healthcare Administration

What is your highest level of education completed?

Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • Bachelor: Health Information Management
  • Associate: Health Information Management
  • Diploma: Medical Office Admin

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
  • MBA: Health Systems Management
  • BS in Health Care Administration

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