MBTI® Test ISFJ Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)

Wherever your career path takes you, there will always be certain occupations that work well with specific Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality types. A medical records and health information technician, for example, must be accountable and adaptive to changing protocols, as well as driven by present facts. These career requirements, among others, can be related to ISFJ personality preferences, often making Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging Myers-Briggs test (ISFJ) types fit well in careers such as health information technicians.

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Health information technicians are in charge of maintaining orderly and thorough medical records for patients in a hospital or other health-clinic setting, including all types of documentation such as legal, administrative, financial, and historical. Depending on the type of recording system used, health information technicians will work to classify and categorize these records either through a computerized system or a physical paper-filing system. Health information technicians also review patient information and records in order to make sure that they were completed thoroughly and correctly, so that proper care can be given. When asked, they will also process patient documentation or find patient records for clinicians, as well as transcribe medical reports.

In addition to the customer service aspects of their jobs, information technicians also need to ensure the completeness and accuracy of medical records, in addition to compliance with safety, security, and confidentiality regulations at the state and national level. As they conduct their quality checks, they may also clarify diagnoses or codes with ambiguous messages with the primary or consulting physicians in order to provide patients with the highest possible quality of medical care. They may also be responsible for entering any relevant changes into the patient records and saving the data to be retrieved when it is needed later.

To best complete the tasks aligned with their occupation, health information technicians must be well versed in the usual aspects of clerical work, including form design, word processing, filing, and other important office procedures. They must also be knowledgeable about computers and service to others, as much of their time on the job will involve interacting with patients or other coworkers. Active listening skills are extremely important in this profession to ensure the accuracy of transcriptions and patient histories. Depending on the setting in which a medical records and health information technician works, either a high school diploma or an Associate’s degree/some college experience will be required. However, job training is extremely important either way, and continuous learning often occurs as new coding systems or procedures are put into place.

Below are some employment trends for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians:

  • Median wage: $20.50 hourly, $42,630 annually
  • Employment: 215,500 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much Faster than average (11% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 16,800

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ISFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Court Clerk, Data Entry Keyers, Dietitians & Nutritionists, File Clerk, Insurance Claims Clerk, Insurance Policy Processing Clerks, License Practical & Vocational Nurse, Medical Records Technician,Payroll Clerk, and Work Processor & Typist.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)