Health Science Technology

    North Side // O.D. Wyatt // Trimble Technical

    Health Records Professionals is one of the career choices for this career focus.

    Health Records Professionals make sure that doctors have access to patients' medical histories. They are experts at organizing and managing health records


    • Earnings Range: $21,000 – 52,000

    Level of Education

    • 2-Year College or Technical Training

    Core Tasks

    • Retrieve patients’ files for doctors
    • Check files to make sure the information is accurate and complete
    • Store and organize files in archives
    • Ensure patient files are kept confidential
    • May use health information to create reports about diseases and treatments

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Accurate and detail-oriented
    • Organized
    • Enjoy research and statistics
    • Communication skills
    • An aptitude for computers


    • Work for hospitals and doctors’ offices
    • Spend much of their time on computers
    • May develop eye or neck strain
    • Usually work 40 hours a week
    • Some work shifts, including evenings and weekends

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:Nationally Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS)

    Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification;
    BLS/CPR Certification)