Medical Billing and Coding

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Occupation Description

Medical records and health information technicians gather, process, and preserve medical records of individuals in hospitals or clinics in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and governing requirements of the healthcare system. In addition, medical records and health information technicians process, preserve, gather, and report patient information for health necessities and values in a manner constant with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

182370

Job Openings By 2020

73700

Growth Rate

21%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:
Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
Associates in Medical Billing and Coding

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth