Summary of Three Medical Professions
As a medical transcriptionist, I will be dealing with and collaborating with many other professionals in the healthcare industry. In order to be successful in one’s career, it is vital to understand the bigger picture rather than just focusing on your own small piece of the puzzle. Three of the healthcare professions that I have chosen to discuss in this paper include those with which I feel that I will probably have the most interaction with. These three professions are: Health Information Technicians, Medical Office Managers, and Health Care Administrators.
Health information technicians manage all aspects of each patient’s medical records. Not only do health care technicians organize and manage the medical records, but they also perform quality assurance audits on the medical records and medical coding. The knowledge that health care technicians must have include: clerical skills, customer/personal service skills, good grasp of the English language, and a good handle on computer and electronics (O*NET OnLine, 2010). Most of these positions are located in hospitals and medical practices and according to The College Board (2012), health information technicians are among the most highly trained medical office personnel. The field of Health Information Technology is growing at a faster than average rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the job outlook for health information technicians will grow at a rate of 21% between the years 2010-2020.
Medical Office Managers manage all administrative aspects of a health care facility or department. Many times, these individuals have special training in the services their department provides (The College Board, 2012). Generally at minimum a bachelor’s degree is required before entering this field and master’s degrees are also common (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). The major duties that medical office managers perform are supervisory in nature....
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