Medical Billing and Coding Specialist helps hospitals and other medical practices with their medical services and bills. With the advances in technology, you may have the option of working from home or going to an office everyday. It varies from opportunity to opportunity.
Many people want to become a medical billing and coding but they do not know how much they can make in this profession. It really depends on the location and your experience for the job. Luckily for those living in Chicago, the US government reports that the Chicago metro area tops the list of locations with the highest earning potential for medical billing and coding specialists. The annual mean salary for a Chicago area coder is around $36,810. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.) The over 5,000 medical coders working in the Chicago area earn an average hourly wage of $17.70. When it is possible to work from home and depending on how much you work or your clients will depend on how much you make.
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