Careers

MEDICAL CODING CAREERS

CAREERS

Medical coding career opportunities are expected to grow significantly over the next few years because of the important role medical coders play in healthcare. With thousands of new jobs expected, medical coding offers a number of opportunities:

Once you've decided that a medical coding career is for you, learn more about medical coding certifications and how to choose the best medical coding training . You can also test your typing skills (very important for office-based medical coders) to see if you need to polish those too.

Organizations

Medical coding jobs can be found in a variety of organizations, including:

  • Large hospital systems
  • Private hospitals—small and large
  • Government hospitals
  • National medical billing and coding service providers
  • Clinics and physician groups
  • Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Law firms and consulting firms

Factors

The path you ultimately take on your medical coding job search will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Level of experience and proficiency
  • Income requirements
  • Benefit requirements
  • Importance of freedom and flexibility
  • Personal motivation
  • Risk tolerance