If you are thinking about a future in medical coding, there are a lot of reasons why it can be a great career choice for you.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in healthcare significantly outpace the average for other occupations.1 Because the population is aging and people are living longer, healthcare will continue to be important. The healthcare industry is also projected to add more jobs than many other industries surveyed by the BLS.2
A career in medical billing and coding can provide flexibility, depending on your employer, and your skills may be transferable to other healthcare organizations such as hospitals or physician's offices that have similar roles. Whether you are interested in working part-time, full-time or remotely, there may be options you can pursue.
If you’re looking to get started in this field, exploring a medical coding training program is a good first step.