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Health information technicians earned $39,180 in 2017 & employment is projected to soar — 4 quick facts

Medical records and health information technicians are responsible for coding and categorizing patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, as well as other data-related tasks.

Here are four quick facts on the occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1. Health information technician employment is expected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding 27,800 jobs.

2. The projected employment growth for health information technicians is faster than the average for all occupations.

3. In 2017, the median pay for medical records and health information technicians was $39,180 per year and $18.83 per hour.

4. There were 206,300 health information technicians in 2016.

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