Despite the bleak outlook for today’s economy, many career professionals are still in demand. Human beings will always experience sickness, disease, and injury. This is unfortunate, but this is the reality of life. When choosing a career, it is important to take into consideration the demand for the job. High demand usually equal job security and higher compensation.
Have you thought about changing career fields? Does the medical field interest you? Do you prefer administrative and office tasks? If you can say yes to any of the questions above, you should investigate the medical billing and coding profession.
Healthcare providers render medical treatment to patients. How do these professionals get paid for their services? You guessed it! Someone behind the scenes has to take care of detail-oriented work like this. Medical billing and coding specialists must take a medical record and produce a billing statement. This may sound simple, but the coding system that is used is actually quite complex. It takes a highly trained professional to accurately and efficiently produce medical claim statements.
A medical billing and coding professional does not have to interact directly with a patient’s medical care; however, the service that the coder provides is an important part of the overall process. They generate the bill that goes to the patient or insurance provider.
Government rules and new regulations change frequently; medical billers and coders must stay abreast of changes in the medical coding profession. Currently, there are not enough qualified billers and coders available to fill job vacancies. That is correct. In this down economy, there are still many unfilled medical billing and coding jobs.
The salaries for medical billers and coders are very competitive. Typically, a medical billing and coding professional in Michigan can earn around $33,000 per year. Michigan Medical coders with more experience and certification earn upwards of $54,000. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)
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Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare and skilled trades.
Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.
Dorsey Schools has one main mission: to better educate their students, thus improving career opportunities available to them. This is why the entire staff of Dorsey Schools strives to prepare men and women for the best possible career training in a variety of fields. Each program at Dorsey Schools is committed to providing quality career education and positive reinforcement – enabling the development of self-esteem, self-reliance, discipline and confidence in each graduate, coupled with an obligation to the communities where they live and work.
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education, like Dorsey Schools, meets or exceeds an acceptable level of quality. Dorsey Schools is proud to have achieved accreditation through the following:
Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and holds initial approval to receive institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). All other campus locations are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
The Culinary Arts program, available at the Roseville and Waterford-Pontiac campuses, is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.
Select Dorsey Schools programs are approved for training under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB), and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program at the following campuses: Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, Roseville, Dearborn, Lansing, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, Waterford-Pontiac and Wayne-Westland. “The GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”
Programs vary by campus.
Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey Schools and/or Dorsey School of Beauty (Taylor Campus location).
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.