There has never been a better time to launch a health care career. If you’re looking for a new career path and want to find something that is both challenging and rewarding, a Medical Billing and Coding career may be the right choice for you.
There are several reasons to pursue a career in Medical Billing and Coding. First of all, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. With the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) in full effect, all Americans are required to have health insurance, which can significantly increase the number of patients health care providers will see, as well as the number of procedures performed.
In addition, Baby Boomers (those born 1946-1964) are the largest demographic in the country; they are getting older, living longer, and living a more active lifestyle than preceding generations. As these Boomers age, they’ll need more procedures, tests and treatments.
Here are 10 reasons to consider medical billing and coding training from Harris Casel Institute:
- Accelerated program – You can earn your diploma quickly and start your new career. You can finish in as little as 11 months!
- Career services – Includes résumé preparation, strategies to help improve interviewing skills, placement assistance, and ongoing refresher training.
- Flexible class schedules – Day and evening classes available to fit your schedule.
- Hybrid training program – You attend classes two days on campus and complete your online coursework from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.
- Job growth – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates number of medical billing and coding jobs is projected to grow by 22%, which is much faster than average.
- New coding system – Our program includes training on the most recent coding systems. Medical records utilize standardized medical coding set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) to denote diseases or ailments. Currently, U.S. health care providers use the Ninth Revision, or ICD-9 codes. On October 1, 2015, they will switch to ICD-10 codes when the next revision is released.
- Positive work environment – By necessity, physicians’ offices and hospitals are clean, organized and professional, making them a great place to work.
- Stress Level – For medical billing and coding technicians, the stress level is about average compared to other occupations.
- Work-life Balance – Most medical offices maintain standard 8-5 business hours and aren’t open on holidays or weekends, which gives employees the flexibility to have good work-life balance.
Begin your healthcare career at Harris Casel Institute!
Let Harris Casel Institute prepare you for the next stage in your career. Our Medical Billing and Coding program can provide the skills and training you need to jump into an exciting new healthcare career. Contact Harris Casel Institute today!
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited October 17, 2015).