Medical Records Specialist

Also called: Health Information Technician, Health Information Specialist, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Coder

Job Outlook in Vermont
Medium Growth

What you might do
Medical Records Specialists work with patients’ medical records.  Some specialize in coding: matching each disease or treatment with a unique code.  

Where you might work
Doctor’s office, hospital, nursing home, public health agency, assisted living facility.  

Related Links
My Next Move: Medical Records Specialists
O*Net Online: Medical Records Specialists
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical Records Specialists
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

Education Required
Most Medical Records Specialists complete a certification program.

Where to Study

Community College of Vermont

Southwest VT Regional Technical School District

Central Maine Community College

Eastern Maine Community College

Berkshire Community College

Cape Cod Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Middlesex Community College

North Shore Community College

Quincy College

Quinsigamond Community College

Springfield Technical Community College

Beal University (ME)

Central Maine Community College

Holyoke Community College (MA)

Kennebec Valley Community College (ME)

NHTI, Concord's Community College (NH)

Northern Essex Community College (MA)

Regis College (MA)

SUNY Westchester Community College (NY)

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC