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Health Information Manager Salary Information

Those interested in acquiring experience in the field of health information administration should consider working as health information techs, billing clerks, or medical coders. Many health information managers begin their careers in entry-level health information jobs to gain applicable work experience while finishing graduate degrees. Most clerical jobs at medical clinics pay wages between $9 – 15 an hour. Many health clinics promote managers from within.

Medical records managers supervise clerical staff members at medical clinics. They understand coding and billing protocols, modern technology procedures and privacy laws. Health information managers employed at hospitals earn salaries averaging $48,000 annually. They usually hold bachelor's degrees and have experience maintaining medical records.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management or health information systems, you can take the American Health Information Management Association’s national registration test. Registered health information administrators (RHIA) usually hold management positions and are responsible for supervising employees and ensuring insurance, medical, and treatment records are maintained properly. They typically earn between $52,000 - 82,000 annually.

Health information administrators employed in executive positions usually hold master’s degrees in public health, health sciences, or health information systems. Likewise, many hold MBAs with a special emphasis placed on healthcare management. Executives typically earn more than $100,000 a year since they’re responsible for supervising all the records maintenance operations at large medical clinics or hospitals. Department heads at big medical clinics often get promoted and have prior experience with nursing, human resources management, or accounting.

Health information administrators specializing in information technology (IT) are responsible for overseeing IT used to keep records and relay information at hospitals and medical clinics. IT administrators are usually promoted from within, and they often hold MBAs or graduate degrees in medical information technology. Administrators responsible for managing software and hardware platforms at medical clinics earn salaries averaging $75,000 annually.



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