Program Spotlight: Medical Coding and Billing

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Medical Coding and BillingDue to a growing shortage of professionals, Medical Coding and Billing is our fastest growing course at Career Step. That’s why we’ve made it this month’s program spotlight. If you are looking to increase your referrals, you may want to talk to your friends and family about a career in medical coding and billing. Here are a few facts you can share to see if this is the right career for them!

Why Be a Medical Coder?

  • Lots of opportunities – In fact, there’s a nationwide shortage of medical coders right now! In the next year or so there is expected to be about 50% more positions than professionals.
  • Clear career advancement path – Medical coding is a great entry point for a career path with lots of advancement opportunities as you gain additional experience or education.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits – Earn a good living. Medical coders can start out earning over $40,000 on average and may also receive traditional employment benefits.

Why This Program?

  • AHIMA-approved curriculum – Career Step’s program is one of the only online certificate program approved by the American Health Information Management Association, the largest medical coding industry association.
  • Credential preparation – Most employers require you to be certified, and with our course you’ll graduate ready to sit for the CCA and CPC credentials so you can get started on your job search right away.
  • Employer-trusted training – Some of the largest and most respected healthcare companies are using the Career Step curriculum for their employees—you can’t do much better than choosing the training employers are already using!

If you have any questions about our Professional Medical Coding and Billing program, leave us a comment below or send us an email at You can also find more details at or our Top 5 Reasons: Medical Coding and Billing blog post.

Looking for more information on some of our other programs? Be sure to check out our other program spotlight posts.

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  1. Tara Reves September 03, 2014

    Interested in more info about class opportunities as my husband is in the US Army.

  2. vandrews September 03, 2014

    Hi Tara-

    One of our academic advisors will reach out to you shortly and can answer any questions you have.

    Thanks for your interest!

  3. Laura Wills May 02, 2016

    I took your medical transcription course many years ago and am looking to take your coding course. Do you offer discounts beyond the promotions mentioned for returning students? Thank you.(ref29007 is my referral number).

  4. vandrews May 02, 2016

    Hi Laura-

    We do offer a discount to returning students. One of our Academic Advisers will contact you shortly.


    Referral Program Manager

  5. gigi reyes May 02, 2016

    I previously enrolled for medical transcription course, how much will be the medical coding and billing course if I enroll again

    Hi Gigi,
    Thank you for your question, we will have an enrollment advisor contact you.

    Best wishes!

  6. Traci May 02, 2016

    Do you know what options there are for at home employment with billing and coding?  I’ve been debating this as a second to my medical transcription for quite some time, but been afraid to invest the time and money only to find a lack of at home employment opportunities. Are there companies that you work with that offer remote employment?

    Hi Traci,
    Thank you for your question! We are partnered with IOD incorporated, the company has specifically invited Career Step Medical Coding and Billing graduates to apply for its Coder Development Program, which is a 13-week paid training program resulting in potential employment. You can read more about this opportunity and the Medical Coding and Billing program in this blog article:

    Best wishes!



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