Provo, UT, March 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Career Step, an online school providing career-focused education, has released a new video that explores the rapidly increasing shortage of well-trained and qualified medical coders and billers as well as industry trends, the strong job market, and a few of the advancement opportunities in this field.
“Medical coding is often far from the first thing people think of when considering a career in healthcare,” said Jerolyn Robertson, Career Step Vice President of Academics. “However, there is an incredible need for well-trained professionals in this field. Coding and billing is how healthcare facilities and providers get paid, and when 51 percent of employers report having open medical coding positions, there is obviously a serious need for more graduates of quality training programs like Career Step’s.”
Career Step’s new video is intended to help those considering a new career become familiar with the opportunities available in medical coding and billing. The motiongraphic explores reasons why so many job opportunities are available. Current medical coding and billing unemployment rates are much lower than the national average, and the coding career path includes various avenues for career advancement through promotions, with additional experience, or specialty certifications. Information on average salaries is also included in the video. The details explore how the advancement opportunities allow financial growth and how this career is a great fit for people uninterested in the clinical side of healthcare.
“This new video is designed to showcase an excellent career that only requires a certificate to get started, instead of the traditional two to four years of traditional college education,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Enrolments and Marketing. “Our Professional Medical Coding and Billing course is one of the only industry-approved, online certificate programs out there, and it provides hands-on training that is hard to find anywhere else, making it a great way to get started in the healthcare industry.”
Career Step has been training medical coding and billing professionals for over a decade. Career Step’s Professional Medical Coding and Billing program, updated in August of 2013 to include curriculum on the ICD-10 code set, was developed by AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers and many other experts with decades of experience in medical coding. The curriculum focuses on providing students hands-on training that equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to earn national certifications and start working in their chosen field after graduation.
View and share Career Step's new medical coding video at CareerStep.com/state-of-the-medical-coding-and-billing-industry-infographic. For more information on the 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. Career Step’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.