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Explore the World of Healthcare beyond Practicing Medical Positions

By   |  Dated: 10-19-2015

Summary: A mostly unknown career as a health information manager is worth looking into if you enjoy working in the medical field. Plus it comes with a decent salary.

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Explore the World of Healthcare beyond Practicing Medical Positions

With the advancements of technology, medical records have been transferred from rooms lined with folders to easy accessible digital copies. With this transition, the need for health information management specialists has developed. Jobs in health services management are expected to grow 23 percent in the next seven years.

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While many may have thought the job was more administrative, it actually incorporates a lot more technology. A health information management career involves specializing in collecting, analyzing, and protecting patient records. The most important part is making sure the patient details are kept private. To excel in this career, one must be detail-oriented, analytical, computer proficient, friendly, empathetic, and dedicated to privacy, much like other medical careers.

Many colleges are offering bachelor degrees and even master degrees in health information management, which is the best way to get into the field. It is listed as among the top nine new college majors with a future. There are opportunities to gain an education online. The salary ranges from $32,000 to $103,680 with the higher salaries being for those that have more experience and a higher education. The field is still generally unknown, but there are always jobs available.

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