Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has published a new infographic outlining several possible career paths for medical coding and billing professionals. The infographic details various advancement possibilities for those who start their careers with an industry-approved certificate program and entry-level credential.
“There is an incredible, and growing, need for medical coders nationwide,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Enrollments and Marketing. “However, we find that many students are unfamiliar with this field, which is why we create resources like this infographic. Our goal is to make it easy for those considering a career change to quickly become familiar with medical coding, visualize what their career could look like in this field and see the real, long-term career potential that medical coding and billing offers.”
The infographic begins with entry-level education and credential requirements. Professionals can enter this field with as little as a year of specialized training, which prepares them to earn the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The infographic then details how professionals can build upon these qualifications with experience or additional education to advance their careers.
“Medical coding and billing offers a great return for your investment,” said Ben Hartman, Career Step Director of Admissions. “The field is growing and in need of new professionals. You can train and start working quickly, and even with that quick start you have long-term career advancement and growth opportunities. We want to help students quickly grasp the incredible opportunity that exists within this field.”
Career Step has been training medical coders for over 10 years, and the school’s AHIMA-approved curriculum is the only online certificate programs available. Students graduate prepared to earn the CPC and CCA credentials, and Career Step provides an exam voucher for the credential of the student’s choice as well as graduate support services to help graduates turn their education into a job.
View or share Career Step’s Coding Career Paths infographic at CareerStep.com/medical-coding-career-paths-infographic. To learn more about Career Step Professional Medical Coding and Billing program, visit CareerStep.com/medical-coding-billing or call 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. The institution’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.