|Quick Facts: Medical Records Specialists
$47,180 per year
$22.69 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award
|8% (Faster than average)
Medical records specialists compile, process, and maintain patient files.
Medical records specialists typically spend many hours at a computer. Most work full time.
Medical records specialists typically need a postsecondary certificate to enter the occupation, although some qualify with a high school diploma. Others might need an associate’s or bachelor's degree. Certification may be required or preferred.
The median annual wage for medical records specialists was $47,180 in May 2022.
Employment of medical records specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 15,000 openings for medical records specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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