Do you have the drive to become a medical billing and coding specialist, take classes and start a rewarding career? Think your life is too busy to start a career in medical billing and coding? We say embrace the chaos of a busy life and go for your dream career.
Embrace Tip #10 of the 10 Happiness Tips for Busy People. “Nobody forces us to live busy lives. We do it because we want to feel a sense of purpose, commitment, and accomplishment. You may have to maintain a full schedule out of obligation—kids to feed or loans to pay off—but there are a lot of things we could sacrifice if we truly wanted a simpler life.
If you’ve chosen to do various things, engage with many people, and strive toward numerous goals, realize a lot will feel out of control at times. The more elements you introduce to your life, the more unpredictable the days will be. Sometimes the uncertainty is both the most exciting and terrifying part. Choose to focus on the former. Why fight the game you’ve chosen to play?”
Not Just a Job, A Medical Billing and Coding Career
As a medical billing and coding specialist you are in high demand. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of billing and coding specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Why is being a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist a Rewarding Career?
Help Others – Medical Billing and Coding specialists don’t have to interact directly with patients on a day-to-day basis but they still help patients navigate the paperwork needed to visit doctors and dentists, to stay healthy. Caring for patients and helping others lead healthy lives is satisfying and important.
Enjoy Your Environment - Working in a medical coding and billing environment can provide the opportunity to meet people. Working as a billing and coding specialist can increase your amount of social interaction with doctors, nurses, patients and other colleagues.
Short Term Training – At Daymar College, the billing and coding full-time student can complete the medical billing and coding diploma program in 12 months. An Associate of Science Degree can be completed in 18 months.
The Field is Growing – With the aging of the population and many more advances in medical technology, the demand of healthcare jobs is on the rise. Medical billing and coding specialist will be needed to keep track of all the communication and documentation that is involved in the medical industry on a day-to-day basis.
Skills are Transferable – The skills you learn as a billing and coding specialist lay the foundation for many different medical billing specialist positions in insurance, banking and home lending. This opens up your career to different opportunities, on top of being a billing and coding specialist.
Ready to learn more about how a career in medical billing & coding fits your busy life? Learn more about the Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Program classes at Daymar College? Contact us today to find out how to advance your career as a medical billing & coding specialist.