Do you want a new and exciting career? Are you ready to take control of your future? Have you considered the medical field? Do you know there are many jobs in healthcare that are based in an office environment? That is right. You can make an impact in the medical field through your contributions in the office. Doctors and other healthcare professionals need the support of medical billing and coding professionals.
Medical billing and coding professionals decipher patient medical records into numbers.The software programs read these numbers. This profession requires a strong attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly. New regulations and guidelines are being implemented all the time; medical billers and coders must keep current with these changes. Each medical diagnosis and procedure has a numeric code that corresponds with it. The coder produces a medical billing statement from all of this data.
Medical Biller and Coder Salary Outlook
The future looks very bright for medical billing and coding specialists. There is a shortage of trained professionals in this field. The demand for this profession is steadily growing daily. Medical billers and coders make a good living. The average annual salary is $32,900. More experience increases your professional value; experienced coders earn anywhere from $35,000-$44,000. Coders that branch out into supervisory and consultant positions earn more than $50,000. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)
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Medical Billing Schools in or near San Jose
Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington
ONE-ON-ONE TUITION PLANNING
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.
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.