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Medical Record Technicians

Health Science

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Work Environment

Medical record technicians work in admissions or medical records sections of hospitals and clinics. They work in land-based facilities and aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $27,943 - $362,582


Medical record technicians perform a variety of medical administrative duties that provide support to health-related services and medical departments. They are responsible for maintaining patient medical records and preparing requests for diagnostic tests and referrals. They monitor long-term patient data and audit completed records and forms for administrative and technical accuracy. They process patient admission to medical facilities and they schedule patients for medical board action.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. Medical record technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Basic computer and clerical skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical records preparation and maintenance
  • Maintenance of medical libraries
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in military style

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate well
  • Interest in using computers and other office machines
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

Related Civilian Careers

  • Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Medical and Health Services Managers