Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (29-2071)

Occupation 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 industrys numerical coding system. Excludes File Clerks (43-4071).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 516617 19.617 1744
United States 206,300234,100 13.56,500 6,60015,880

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


Wage data is not available.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
61054 8.941.4 30.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation145
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation48
UI claimants previously working in occupation34
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 681
Number of job position postings 125
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Health Science

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Insurance Coding and Billing Certificate

Alaska Med Code   (Anchorage)
Professional Medical Coder, Anchorage
Professional Medical Coder, MatSu Valley

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Medical Terminology

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Step-by-Step Medical Coding

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Medical Terminology

Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Applied Science and Technology in Health Services Technology BS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Medical Office Coding OEC

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Medical Coding OEC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Medical Coding and Billing