MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
As long as there are doctors, there’s going to be a need for medical billers and coders! In fact, right here in Texas, job openings in this field are expected to grow by 15 percent through 2026.*
With the US healthcare industry looking to cut costs by standardizing the use and housing of electronic medical records, medical billers and coders are at the core of these initiatives. That’s great news for you if you want the perks of a healthcare career without performing direct patient care.
Healthcare systems can’t run without medical billers and coders. That’s why there’s so much opportunity for these professionals. They’re needed at hospitals, insurance companies, and some billers and coders even work from home.
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BECOME AN IN-DEMAND “CODER”
Learn From the Best: Our Medical Billing and Coding certificate program is taught by instructors who have years of Real World experience. From coding to health claims, you’ll use modern technology to learn all the ins and outs of this growing field.
Online Program: Whether you’re a working adult or a busy parent (or both!), Western Tech’s 100 percent online program is how you can move your life forward while working on your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate without turning it upside down. Our online platform is user friendly and will ensure you have the support you need to be successful.
Accelerated Program: Our Medical Billing and Coding certificate program is only 14-months long and will provide you with the skills you need to become a successful coder…. faster!
Certifications: Having certifications in the health industry is a must and crucial to your success. We got you covered! Once you get closer to graduating, you’ll be able to test for industry standard certifications through the following organizations:
- National Healthcare Association (NHA) – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
- American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Professional Coder Apprentice
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) – Certified Coding Specialist
Internship Opportunities: Before you graduate, the time will come for you to put the skills you learned in the classroom and apply them in a Real World setting! As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment, network with other professionals in your field, explore different careers, and build your resume. You will have a dedicated Internship Coordinator that will personally work with you and many of our industry partners to provide you the exposure and experience you need to get ready for the Real World.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDICAL BILLERS AND CODERS
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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