The medical field stays relatively consistent during bad economic times. In fact, people seeking medical care increases during times of extreme stress. People will seek out medical treatment. That is the reality of life. So, where do you fit into this equation? Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in the medical field? Are you good at details and administrative duties? If you enjoy working in an office, a career in medical billing and coding could be right for you.
The medical billing and coding field is a thriving industry. Coders keep the money flowing in to the providers. Medical billers and coders hold an important responsibility. They must examine patient medical files and interpret these files into numeric information. Medical documentation grows increasingly more difficult all the time. It has been a struggle to keep enough trained medical billers and coders for the healthcare industry.
Vacancies are everywhere. Doctors are looking for qualified medical billing and coding professionals. The money is good in this profession. A medical coder in California can expect to earn $40,330 annually on average. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.) The rate of compensation climbs as your experience increases. More experienced coders can earn more than $50,000. Some consultants earn even more than that. You have the power to create a future of stability and financial security.
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Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington
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More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.
You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.
You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.
Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.
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