2012-Medical Coding Specialist-Program Trends

2012-Medical Coding Specialist-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Medical Coding Specialist
Occupation Report
April 27, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Medical records and health information technicians (SOC
29-2071)

Education Level
Associate's degree

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

223
235
12
5.37%
29
$16.60

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

223
3,990
182,221

2017
Change
Jobs
235
4,167
193,364

12
177
11,143

%
Change
5%
4%
6%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$16.60
$16.45
$15.01

Openin
gs
29
494
25,453

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
622110
621111
623110
930000
911000
920000
551114

Name
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health
Specialists)
Nursing Care Facilities
Local government
Federal government, civilian, except postal service
State government
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing
Offices

2013
Jobs
131

2017
Jobs
141

10

%
Change
8%

26

24

-2

-8%

17
12
<10
<10

19
12
<10
<10

2
0
---

12%
0%
---

<10

<10

--

--

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4
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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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