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Clinical Coder

Kaiwhakararangi Tohu Hauora

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Clinical coders convert information in patient discharge notes into health classification codes. This information is used for research and to plan health funding and services.


Clinical coders usually earn

$38K-$63K per year

Source: PSA/DHBs South Island Administrative MECA, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a clinical coder are good due to increased demand for health services.
A woman stands in between shelves full of medical records with a trolley. She is filing medical records.

Clinical coders analyse information in medical records and turn it into medical code

Last updated 2 June 2017