Companies seek analytic, documentation skills for HIM jobs, AHIMA finds

The most sought health information management careers are in operations and medical records administration, according to an American Health Information Management Association analysis.

Investigators analyzed 456 HIM job postings on in February 2017 to determine the most common skills and backgrounds job seekers specified.

Here are five things to know.

1. The most common words and phrases investigators identified in the job postings were health, medical, records and information. Others included data, privacy, computer and business.

2. Investigators analyzed the 100 most frequent words and phrases, which revealed a focus on analytics, data, documentation, health IT and standards.

3. The majority of job postings (75.29 percent) advertised roles related to operations and medical records administration.

4. Compared to other job categories, posts related to informatics/data analytics and education/communication required the most advanced skills and degrees.

5. Investigators also found the majority of posts (68.45 percent) required mid-level skills. In fact, the plurality of jobs required a bachelor's degree, rather than an associate's or master's.

Click here to view the full analysis.

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