Salary And Job Outlook of a Medical Billing and Coding
he healthcare industry is in high demand for trained staff in medical office administration, managing health records and medical billing and coding. Electronic health records (EHR) and medical coding and billing training are becoming the new standard. This is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry with unlimited work opportunities at clinics, urgent care facilities, dental offices, nursing homes, chiropractic offices, hospitals, insurance companies.
The average medical coder across all AAPC Enrollment (certified and non-certified) earns approximately $49,872 per year. The average medical coder with no certification earns approximately $39,956 per year while Health Professionals with one certification earns approximately $52,588. Medical coders who specialize and certify as a Certified Health Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) or Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) averages over $64,000 annually.