About the Program
This program will help prepare you to take the first step toward a career in the fast-growing health care field of medical billing and coding. This regionally and nationally accredited program can help you prepare for the certification exams you need to become a Certified Medical Billing & Coding Professional.
The certification exams that you will be prepared for include the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. A Virtual Work Experience with simulations related specifically to coding is also included in your program, providing career preparation that can help you find a job.
Career Growth & Opportunity
Medical billing and coding professionals earn a median salary of $39,180 per year and $18.83 per hour. The field is growing at a rate of 13%, which is considered faster than average, making it a great time to get into this industry. Due to an aging population, the need for qualified professionals in this field is becoming more and more important every day.
Medical billing and coding professionals spend most of their time in front of computer monitors and work in offices, though some work from home. Professionals may be required to work late or odd hours, as healthcare facilities are open around the clock.