Job Market for Certified Medical Billers
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So exactly what does a medical biller do? You’ll provide a vital piece of the healthcare puzzle and help people get their crushing medical bills covered by third-party payers. Specific responsibilities in your medical billing career will vary from job to job but often include the following:
- Registering patients and verifying their insurance coverage
- Collecting the information required to create claims
- Working directly with insurance companies, healthcare providers, and patients to get claims processed and paid
- Reviewing and appealing unpaid and denied claims
- Handling collections of unpaid accounts
- Managing Accounts Receivable reports
- Answering patients’ billing questions
As a medical billing professional you can work in almost every type of healthcare facility, including hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, among others. There are also employment opportunities in insurance companies and specialized medical billing firms. It's also possible to find remote medical billing jobs from home. Additionally, our program is recognized and already trusted by some of the nation’s largest healthcare services and managed healthcare companies in the U.S.
How much do medical billers make? Your medical billing career salary will vary by employer, location, and experience. But the U.S. Department of Labor reports that the median salary for medical billers is $40,350. (So how much does a medical biller make an hour? About $20.) The middle 50% of medical billers nationwide earn between $32,070 and $52,730 annually.* So you can earn a great income with job security and the potential for employee benefits. You’ll have upward mobility too. Earning your medical coding certification can further increase your income.
Medical billing jobs are plentiful and the field is growing steadily. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 11% growth in medical billing jobs by 2028.* Healthcare is one of the biggest (and fastest) growing industries in the nation. Along with the growing need for healthcare is the growing demand for medical billing professionals. With our aging population and greater number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act, now is a perfect time to become a medical biller.
We work with you to get you working—and earning—as soon as possible. Our built-in job assistance helps make your transition from training to medical billing career easier … and usually speedier.
- Personal consultation with a Career Advisor
- Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
- Personalized tutorials and training for interviews
- Help hotline access 6 months after course completion
With all this personal attention, most of our learners are hired within just a few months of completion (or less).