Medical Billing & Coding

As more patient records are stored electronically, there is a growing demand for organized individuals with an eye for detail to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and security of confidential medical information. The backgrounds of medical billing & coding professionals are varied – maybe you want to work in health care, but are not interested in direct patient care. Or, maybe you have worked within the field as a nurse or medical assistant and want to transition into a different role. Many students are going through a life or career change – bringing their experience, attention to detail, customer service, and diligence to a fast-paced administrative career.

After completing the medical billing & coding program, you will be eligible to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ national exam to earn your Certified Professional Coder credential.  While many coders work in hospital and office settings, others work from home as remote coders and independent auditors.

Careers in Medical Assisting

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Department/Division Contact

Applied Technology
Amy Warren

360-596-5591