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Health Information Technician Work Conditions

Medical records and health information technicians held about 179,500 jobs in 2010. Most medical records and health information technicians worked in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Some worked for the government. Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer monitors.

The industries that employed the most medical records and health information technicians in 2010 were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private 39%
Offices of physicians 23%
Nursing care facilities 7%
Home health care services 3%

Most medical records and health information technicians work full time. In healthcare facilities that are open 24 hours a day, technicians may work evening or overnight shifts. About 15 percent of technicians worked part time in 2010.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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