After You Graduate
The job market for medical coder-billers is expected to grow much faster than average and prospects are excellent. Most coder-billers are employed by physicians, but hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and other health practitioners also hire coder-billers. Some medical coders work remotely from home.
Candidates with formal training are most likely to be hired, and Miami Dade College is a great place to receive that training. With experienced instructors and state-of-the-art facilities, you will be equipped with the knowledge and experience employers seek.
The median salary for coder-billers is $31,290, and coder-billers can earn $45,000, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. Experience, education, and geography all play a role in your earning potential.
Continuing Your Education
A Medical Coder-Biller certificate provides you with the tools to attain employment, but it also opens doors to further educational opportunities at the College.
Once you successfully complete all program/course requirements and receive your certification of completion, you will be eligible to transfer 27 college credits towards the Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Management.
Upon completion of the Medical Coder-Biller program, you are eligible to apply to the American Health Information Management Association or the American Academy of Professional Coders for permission to participate in the examination process. The credentialing process associated with this profession is considered voluntary, however, it is highly recommended. For further information, contact:
American Health Information Management Association
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150 Chicago, IL., 60601-5800
Main Number: 312-233-1100
Main Fax: 312-233-1090
American Academy of Professional Coders
2480 South 3850 West Suite B Salt Lake City, UT., 84120
Main number: 800-626-2633