Medical Coding Employment

Medical coding is a secure and safe career with excellent career outlook for the coming decades. According to the US Department of Labor, medical coding industry will grow faster than the average for all industries over the next decade. In the United States, medical coding employment will remain growing for coming decades due to rapidly aging population. With growing employment the salaries of medical coding professionals have also increased over the years. Medical records and health information technicians work in pleasant and comfortable offices. This is one of the few health-related occupations in which there is no direct hands-on patient care.

According to a 2007 survey conducted by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the average salaries for medical coding professionals increased to $34,400 from about $30,000 in 2006.

Medical coders and billers are employed in hospitals,offices of physicians, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and home health care services. Technicians also may be employed outside of health care facilities, such as in Federal Government agencies. Employment of medical coders and billers is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.

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