Medical Coding & Billing Program
Start a great-paying new career in just a few short months from today.
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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success
You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in the Medical Coding & Billing program, you could find yourself in a career that’ll provide the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.
445 Hours of Study
8 Month Average Program Completion Time
$52,000–$66,000 Average Annual Salary†
8% Predicted Job Growth Through 2029*
This Could Be the Perfect Job for You
Do you enjoy dotting i's and crossing t's? Would you like to work in healthcare (but hate needles)? Then you’d love a medical billing and coding career.See full job description >>
6 Reasons to Complete Your Medical Coding & Billing Training With CareerStep
Wondering how to start a career in medical billing and coding? You can complete your training and be job-ready in as little as 4–8 months with full-time study. (But take up to 12 months if you need.)
Study on your schedule.
24/7 web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want, fitting study time into your busy schedule and everyday life.
Ask for help anytime.
Our training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.
Make good money.
The average annual salary for medical billing and coding jobs is $52,600†. That—plus the potential for employee benefits—buys financial security.
Work from home, possibly.
While most people in the field work on-site in hospitals and clinics, it is possible to find remote medical billing and coding jobs from home.
Do something important.
Every day you’ll help patients feel better (about their medical bills) by making sure third-party insurers pay their part.
Our Happy Learners Say It Best
"If you are looking for a career in the medical field to better your life and earn a competitive salary, CareerStep is the source for your success! I am taking the course in medical coding and billing and I am very pleased with the lesson plan, the online assistance, and the one on one coaching with counselors that are there to help you succeed. CareerStep gives you all the resources necessary to make your dreams a reality. Look no further than CareerStep, in taking the next step into your future."
Medical Coding and Billing Learner
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Our online medical coding courses adapt to your lifestyle and help ensure your success. So yes, you can totally do this.
- 8 Month Average Completion Time
- Self-Paced Study
- Anywhere, Anytime Learning
- 1:1 (Human) Support
- 1 Free Exam Voucher (up to a $425 value!)
What You'll Learn
We work hard to make ours the best of all online medical billing and coding programs.
It’s the quickest way to reset your career and retool yourself with valuable new skills and priceless confidence.
Foundations in HIM
Gain a thorough understanding of health information management (HIM), how medical coding fits into healthcare, and various reimbursement methods.
Learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology needed to correctly assign billing codes to patient procedures and diagnoses.
Medical Record Coding
Learn the current medical code sets and get hands-on experience with 3M encoding software as you practice with actual medical records.
Medical coding and billing is the process of translating information from patient records—treatments, tests, and procedures—into the standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid.
You'll play a vital role in the healthcare ecosystem, helping to ensure that third-party payers are billed correctly so healthcare providers can get reimbursed. You’ll review and manage patients’ electronic medical records and assign codes to diagnoses and procedures that have been performed. And you’ll be the liaison between healthcare facilities and billing offices.
A medical billing and coding job’s salary will vary by employer, location, and experience. But you can earn a great income with job security, upward mobility, and the potential for benefits. You can also further increase your income by earning additional industry certifications. Following are average annual salaries based on number of certifications held†.
One Credential > $52,605
Two Credentials > $60,305
Three Credentials > $66,999
Medical billing and coding jobs are plentiful. In fact, there’s a nationwide shortage of people with this critical skill set. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated 8% employment growth between 2019 to 2029*. That’s over 29,000 new jobs needing someone like you.
While certification isn’t mandatory, most employers prefer their employees to be certified. Especially in the highly regulated and privacy-driven field of healthcare. Certification greatly improves your employment opportunities and earning potential and sets you apart from other job seekers. Our medical coding and billing program prepares you for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) certifications. Your training includes a free voucher to take the exam of your choice, up to a $425 value.
Pretty simple. No specific skills or experience are needed. Just be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED). Optionally, you can pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. Then sign up for our medical coding and billing program. Complete your course, take the certification exam (free), and use our job-hunting resources to help land that first awesome job!
Great question! The entry-level requirement for medical coding and billing is post-secondary training of some kind. So you can go to a community college or to CareerStep. We think the choice is obvious.
Associate Degrees usually require you to take lots of unrelated courses (in subjects like writing, math, or other general (and irrelevant) fields. Typical associate degrees take two years and cost significantly more in tuition than certificate training.
Certification Programs focus solely on career training for a specific professional or technical field. So it comes with much lower time commitment and cost. This streamlined approach is also the fastest path to a new and improved job and salary.
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