"customer service," "data entry," and "database" aren't the only skills we found recording technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of recording technician responsibilities that we found, including: Arguably the most important personality trait for a recording technician to have happens to be analytical skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "health information technicians must understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that recording technicians can use analytical skills to "preformed all clerical duties including filing and record keeping ~entered all data utilizing excel and word processing" Another commonly found skill for being able to perform recording technician duties is the following: technical skills. According to a recording technician resume, "health information technicians must use coding and classification software and the electronic health record (ehr) system that their healthcare organization or physician practice has adopted." Check out this example of how recording technicians use technical skills: "create a records management database using access, including all technical services records. " Integrity is also an important skill for recording technicians to have. This example of how recording technicians use this skill comes from a recording technician resume, "health information technicians work with patient data that are required, by law, to be kept confidential" Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "check records in and out and maintain integrity of the database. " A recording technician responsibilities sometimes require "interpersonal skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "health information technicians need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel." This resume example shows how this skill is used by recording technicians: "developed and trained plant personnel in areas of computer software and interpersonal skillsdeveloped and published various company reference manuals" As part of the recording technician description, you might find that one of the skills that might be helpful to the job is "detail oriented." A recording technician resume included this snippet: "health information technicians must be accurate when recording and coding patient information." This skill could be useful in this scenario: "completed large volume of detailed reports requiring heavy data entry and detailed knowledge of colorado revised statutes. "
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Before becoming a recording technician, 43.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 4.5% recording technicians went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some recording technicians have a college degree. But about one out of every five recording technicians didn't attend college at all.
Those recording technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a criminal justice degree. Less commonly earned degrees for recording technicians include a health care administration degree or a psychology degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a recording technician. We've found that most recording technician resumes include experience from Duncan Aviation, Spartanburg Medical Center, and Adam Service Co. Of recent, Duncan Aviation had 2 positions open for recording technicians. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Spartanburg Medical Center and 1 at Adam Service Co.
If you're interested in companies where recording technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Raytheon Company, Washington State Employees Credit Union, and National Public Radio. We found that at Raytheon Company, the average recording technician salary is $62,388. Whereas at Washington State Employees Credit Union, recording technicians earn roughly $42,525. And at National Public Radio, they make an average salary of $38,017.
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We also looked into companies who hire recording technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include AT&T;, United States Army, and Genentech.
For the most part, recording technicians make their living in the professional and health care industries. Recording technicians tend to make the most in the professional industry with an average salary of $50,221. The recording technician annual salary in the internet and insurance industries generally make $42,798 and $40,839 respectively. Additionally, recording technicians who work in the professional industry make 71.8% more than recording technicians in the government Industry.