to the U.S. Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
medical records and health information technicians is expected to
increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations
from 2008 to 2018.
Employment growth will
result from the increase in the number of medical tests, treatments, and
procedures that will be performed. As the population continues to age,
the occurrence of health-related problems will increase. Cancer
registrars should experience job growth as the incidence of cancer
increases from an aging population.
In addition, with the
increasing use of electronic health records, more technicians will be
needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic
Job prospects should
be very good. In addition to job growth, numerous openings will result
from the need to replace medical record and health information
technicians who retire or leave the occupation permanently. Technicians
that demonstrate a strong understanding of technology and computer
software will be in particularly high demand.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.