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Records and Information Management Careers

Records and information management careers generally require one to implement standards and procedures related to managing, storing, retrieving, protecting, and documenting information in an organization.  It is especially significant for organizations to hire RIM professionals since most information produced in business today is in electronic form according to ARMA in 2009 (as cited by Lawson, Kroll, and Kowatch, 2010), which brings new challenges  and opportunities for managing the documentation of what an organization does. One can argue that having the skills and acumen to secure an organization’s records and information at all times is of unprecedented value to organizations today.

Careers: Records manager, records administrator, records specialist, information management manager, medical records specialist, RIM analyst, electronic records archivist (and many more of course)

Overview: Records and information management careers generally require one to implement standards and procedures related to managing, storing, retrieving, protecting, and documenting information in an organization.  It is especially significant for organizations to hire RIM professionals since most information produced in business today is in electronic form according to ARMA in 2009 (as cited by Lawson, Kroll, and Kowatch, 2010), which brings new challenges  and opportunities for managing the documentation of what an organization does. One can argue that having the skills and acumen to secure an organization’s records and information at all times is of unprecedented value to organizations today.

Industry: Records and Information Management (RIM)

Salary Range: $44,000-$80,000 according Indeed.com (as cited by Lawson et al., 2010)

Education: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Records Management Certification  (School of Library and Information Science offers MLIS and graduate certificate in RIM)

Soft Skills: One should be able to effectively collaborate, communicate, lead a team, analyze and solve problems

Hard Skills: General business management, knowledge of archival processing standards and records and information management practices, technological skills related to databases, web design, content and development

Places of Employment: businesses, community organizations, government agencies, hospitals

Want more information about RIM?

Visit: School of Library and Information Science–http://slis.wayne.edu/programs/gcrim.php

 

10 May 2012