Careers: Medical Billing & Coding Certificate

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Career with Medical Biller/Coder Certificate

Join one of the fastest growing professions in the United States!

If you successfully complete the medical biller/coder certificate, you may pursue a variety of opportunities in hospitals, physician offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient clinics, home health services, insurance companies and public health departments. If you also become certified by the American Health Information Management Association, you will have the best employment options.

Health information professionals care for patients by caring for their health information. They ensure that all of a patient health information is complete, accurate and protected. They ensure the health information, data, and statistics are readily available for health care providers, administrators, billers, insurers, and legislative and accrediting bodies. Health information management is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, protecting and releasing electronic and paper health information that is vital to providing quality patient care.

You can learn more about the specifics tasks and skills to work as a Medical Records professional, Biller and Coder at Onetonline.org

What is Next After My Graduation with the Certificate in Medical Biller/Colder?

If you don’t have an Associate Degree yet, you can consider the easy transition to the online Associate Degree in Health Information Systems Program at UC. With Medical Biller/Coder certificate, you already completed half of the curriculum for the Associate Degree. Graduates of the Health Information Systems Technology associate degree may choose to continue to pursue a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management Online at UC while working. Graduates of the Health Information Management Bachelor program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and may increase their earning potential.

if you holds an Associate Degree, Cancer Registry Management Certificate Program is another great opportunity to continue to grow in your profession . Only less than 10 Cancer Registry programs are in the country. You can get your Cancer Registry certificate at UC Online.

By the numbers

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $40,350 in May 2018.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Employment for medical records and health information technicians is growing rapidly. Graduates can work in many different healthcare settings.

  • Physician practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Public health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Law and insurance firms
  • Health product vendors

 

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