Medical Record Technicians

Military Career

General Information


Medical record technicians perform a variety of medical administrative duties that provide support to health-related services and medical departments. They are responsible for maintaining patient medical records and preparing requests for diagnostic tests and referrals. They monitor long-term patient data and audit completed records and forms for administrative and technical accuracy. They process patient admission to medical facilities and they schedule patients for medical board action.

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Work Environment

Medical record technicians work in admissions or medical records sections of hospitals and clinics. They work in land-based facilities and aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Medical Record Technicians in the Military


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Average Salary


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Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 48%
  • Some college 20%
  • Associate's degree 19%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Medical record technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Basic computer and clerical skillsMedical terminologyMedical records preparation and maintenanceMaintenance of medical librariesPreparing forms and correspondence in military style

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  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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