Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Medical Billing and Coding
If you're looking for a career that you can pursue from the comfort of your home, provides a stable, fair compensation package, and is in an industry that is expected to grow much quicker than the average, a degree or certification in Medical Billing and Coding may be a perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Medical Billing and Coding students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certification program before entering the industry. Voluntary certifications are also an option, with the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) certification being the most widely recognized and giving people who obtain it a serious leg up on the competition.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Medical Billing and Coding Degree Or Certification
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding include:
- Medical Records and Health Information Technician
- Billing and Posting Clerk
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians was $42,630 in 2019 (1) while Billing and Posting Clerks earned a mean salary of $40,620 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.