When you think of work-from-home jobs, most referrers think medical transcription. But did you know that work-from-home jobs are available for medical coders as well? In fact, Career Step currently has one employer partner looking to hire 10 or more coding graduates a month for work-at-home positions.
This is great news for your friends and family who are interested in working from home but want to do something other than medical transcription. Currently, there is a shortage of medical coders nationwide, which is expected to get worse (up to 53%!) when the healthcare system transitions to ICD-10. So if you have a friend or family member thinking about going back to school who wants to work at home, Career Step’s Medical Coding and Billing program might be the right choice for them!
If you’re not familiar with the medical coding and billing industry or would like materials to share with your friends and family, you may want to check out some of these items on our site:
- Program Spotlight on Medical Coding and Billing – This blog post gives you the quick facts about why someone might want to become a medical coder and choose Career Step for their training.
- State of the Medical Coding and Billing Industry Video – A cool motiongraphic that quickly explains the need for qualified medical coders.
- Medical Coding Career Paths Infographic – This neat infographic shows the variety of options available to someone interested in a medical coding career.
- Career Profile: Medical Coding and Billing – This video shows the day in the life of a medical coder in an office setting. (The duties would essentially be the same for an at-home coder.)
Of course, if you are a Career Step coding and billing student or graduate, sharing your own experiences with friends and family is always recommended.
If you have any questions or would like to see more posts like this, let us know in the comments section below.