This 5th grader interviewed Paula. Paula works in Health Information Management. Are you interested in computers? Maybe this is for you?
Q: What is the title of your profession?
A: My profession is in health information management.
Q: What do you do?
A: I supervise all the employees in my department.
Q: Have you always worked in this field?
A: Yes I have always worked in this field. I have worked in the field for nineteen years.
Q: Why did you choose this profession?
A: I chose my profession because I was knowledgeable of computer skills.
Q: How would you define your profession?
A: I define my job as managing patient’s medical records.
Q: Did you go to college for this profession?
A: Yes I did go to college. I went to college for two years. It was an online college in medical management.
Q: Do you use your degree?
A: Yes I use my degree to help manage medical records.
Q: Can your degree be used for any other profession?
A: Yes I can be a medical coder and medical transcriptionist.
Q: Are you required to take any continued education?
A: Yes my job requires five continuing education credits with in AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).
Q: Do you have to take a board test or become certified?
A: No my job doesn’t require a certification or board testing.
Q: What is the day in the life of your job? Do you work with the public?
A: I manage thirty six people to make sure a patient is medically and legally complete and in for the patient care. I do work with the public
Q: What do you think makes a person successful in this position?
A: To be a successful person in this profession you need to be good with people, keep up with Federal and State laws and be able to keep up with technology.
Q: Do you have to travel?
A: No my profession does not in require to travel.
Q: What type of hours do you work?
A: The hours of my profession are Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The most rewarding part of my job is passing surprise state and joint commission visits.
Q: Is there anything you dislike about your job?
A: What I don’t like about my job are the restrictions from corporate owners.
Q: What advice would you give to students that are considering this career?
A: The advice I would give is to study hard in all areas of school, as you will use them in this profession.
Q: If you had to do it all over again, would you?
A: If I had to do it all again I would choose the same profession.
Q: Are you having fun?
A: I’m having a fun time in my job.
Q: Do you receive a pension?
A: Yes I receive a pension.