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15 Hottest Healthcare Fields of 2009

Georgia Price / AllHealthcare

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

This year, the healthcare industry saw a surge in electronic health records offered by everyone from Google to Microsoft. Many major hospitals have already paired off with these internet giants and have begun to maintain the majority of their records online. Because of this, medical records and health information technicians have seen tremendous growth over the last year.

Relevant Statistics

  • Projected Need: 76,000

    Projected Growth: 18-26%

    Median Wage: $14/hr

Employment is expected to grow faster than average, particularly for those technicians who are certified and/or have experience handling electronic health records. Those who are able to adapt quickly to the new system will have the greatest chance at getting hired or promoted.

Because medical records and health information technicians are able to specialize in areas such as billing or coding, job opportunities should be abundant.

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