Every treatment made to a patient in a hospital requires a record of what is observed and administered. The Health Information Administrator manages the medical record departments in hospitals and other health care organizations. Maintenance and organization of the records (which can be typed or more often computerized), along with the supervision of personnel who make use of the records, are responsibilities of the Health Information Administrator. Duties vary with the size of the facility.
Salary: $55,000 to $120,400
Education and Professional Requirements:
To become a RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) one must earn a masters degree from an accredited Health Information Administration program and pass the national exam to be an RHIA.
Career Category: Health Information Management (HIM)
Degree Required: Master’s Degree
Professional Organizations:American Health Information Management Association