16 hours per week
In our professional Medical Coder Certificate Program, you will gain the skills needed to compile, process and maintain patient files, an essential part of keeping medical establishments running. Your medical coder certificate can help you find employment in a variety of healthcare administration settings.
In the course, you’ll learn principles of medical coding, human anatomy and medical terminology and prepare to achieve your Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification with the CPC credential or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) — both of which are the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.
Our partnership with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will help give you the tools you need to successfully pass the CPC examination or the CCS-P examination. Those passing the CPC examination earn the CPC-A credential. When the CPC-A (apprentice) is combined with one year of practical coding experience, you’ll earn the full CPC designation.
PROJECTED GROWTH OF MEDICAL RECORDS SPECIALIST EMPLOYMENT
NUMBER OF MEDICAL RECORDS SPECIALIST JOB OPENINGS PER YEAR
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE FOR MEDICAL RECORDS SPECIALISTS
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The median annual wage for medical records specialists was $46,660 in May 2021.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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