In case you aren’t familiar with medical coding by now, medical coders extract key medical words and convert them to industry-standard medical codes (aka numbers). These codes are sent to insurance companies to produce paychecks for physicians, clinics, facilities and even hospitals for their services. Medical coding is in high demand.
But why should anyone pursue a career as a medical coder? Let’s take a look at several of the benefits of a medical coding career.
Medical coders can earn more than $50,000 per year right out of the gate, meaning the salary is more than competitive with similar industries. The more certifications you get, the more your earning potential. With three credentials, you can start off at $68,000 per year or more!
You have the freedom to work from home as a medical coder, since many of the companies, facilities and physicians hiring medical coders these days allow for remote work. Imagine being able to convert codes in your pajamas! You can with medical coding.
Since many medical coding positions are remote, that means you can set your own hours a lot of the time as well. As long as you’re meeting your quota with codes and satisfying the requirements of your employer, you can work when you want. (Just make sure you clear it by them first, of course.)
As a medical coder, you’re in the center of the healthcare administration field. As you expand your skillset, your role will be more and more vital as others in the healthcare industry. You also have career opportunities in similar fields.
Here’s a video that summarizes the benefits of a medical coding career:
The benefits of a medical coding career are many. Get started on yours today!