Some of the fastest growing careers in healthcare involve working with computers, not patients. Medical coders convert physician's notes and medical records into code for billing and insurance purposes. Today, medical coding professionals are in high demand and work in a variety of settings including hospitals, doctors' offices, and insurance companies. Many coders have the ability to choose from full or part-time work, on-site or from their home.
“We are constantly hiring. Health information technology is such a strong field in this economic climate. There are tremendous paths for growth and the field will continue to grow. You can work for small teaching hospitals, large city hospitals, private vendors - the possibilities are endless. We will not hire anyone who is not credentialed; good technicians are in demand. This is a great space to be in.”
- Charlie Saponaro
President & CEO, MRA Health Information Services
The average yearly salary can range between $44,338 and $89,546 depending on education level and part-time or full-time employment.
You have chosen a field that is on an upward trend and will continue to increase in size by 21% through 2024. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Why? By 2030, the number of Americans over 65 will double. That means a huge increase in the workload for healthcare providers, which in turn means more work for medical coders and HIT professionals, like you!
The skills you will learn are in high demand. Today’s healthcare industry relies on digital systems to record key data for medical services, diagnoses, and medical claims. As these transactions get more sophisticated, providers and payers will need certified employees able to accurately input, track, and analyze electronic health data.
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The medical coding program is designed to be completed in just under one year. However, based on how many courses you choose to take each semester, the program can be longer. It is flexible to fit your schedule.
To receive more information on the Medical Coding Certificate, please complete the brief form below. You will be able to download a program brochure immediately, and receive an email from our Admissions team containing information about the admissions process, tuition, courses and more.
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