Q. How do I become an electronic medical records specialist?
A. Through Penn Foster's online Electronic Medical Records Certificate (EMR) Program, you'll gain foundational skills and knowledge, and begin to prepare for any industry certifications required to work as an electronic medical records and health information technician.
Q. How much does a certified electronic medical records specialist make?
A. The median salary for electronic medical records and health information technicians is $42,630*.
Q. Is becoming a medical records specialist a good career option?
A. Yes! This is an in-demand industry within healthcare. Jobs are predicted to grow by 8% over the next 10 years.* With electronic medical records certification training and required certification, you can begin on your career path to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, medical and doctors offices, nursing care facilities, and more.
Q. How long does it take to become a medical records technician?
A. The Electronic Medical Records Certificate Program typically takes 2-6 months to complete.