Medical Records Technicians 


Health records technicians classify, code, cross-reference, and store health records / related data in hospitals, clinics, and other health care institutions.


Work: People in this group work in business / government.

Useful Secondary School subjects: English, Math, Computer Basics

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: In general, you need a high school diploma and may need to complete additional training related to your area of work. To be a health records technician, you need a two- to three-year college or other program in health records management and certification from the Canadian Health Record Association which allows you to work in all provinces / territories. Many recent entrants have a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has an undergraduate university degree.

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