Should I quit my job as a bank teller to become a medical billing and coding specialist?
I am 30 yrs old with two beautiful boys. I've been working for 8 months as a bank teller. I've been really thinking about taking a course in medical billing and coding. I've been doing my research and from what I've been reading it's a promising career. Im not really all that happy with my current career choice financially. Does anybody have any advice on my career decision? HELP
Asked By: Ct's Finest - 12/31/2008
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The pay for billers and coders vary greatly depending where you and what certifications you have. Working for a hospital requires the CPC credential and the money is good and benefits excellent. Working for a doctors office or clinic w/o certification pays about $12-$15 an hour starting out. With certification, working... More
Answered By: Homegirl - 1/2/2009
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I believe they're about equal in salary and security. There are some companies that contract to medical institutions to do coding and billing and you can do it from home. If you have two boys you might do some reasearch on that if you're really interested in the field.
Answered By: misslabeled - 12/31/2008
1) It can be good as long as the course doesn't waste your money and give you bogus "training" for jobs that don't exist... More
Answered By: 60187guy - 12/31/2008
Since you are not happy with your current job, then yes take the Medical Billing and Coding training. Medical Billers make a higher salary then bank tellers. And since you have two children. And if they are young children, you can even work from home. Many medical billers do.
Answered By: EE,JAEE - 12/31/2008
You would be wise to talk with some people actually doing this job and getting their take on the pluses and minuses of such a career. At the same time get their recommendations for training in this field... More
Answered By: Othniel - 12/31/2008
dont quit your job - wait until you graduate the program (if you do) and find a job (if you do) before quitting. Medical billing and coding is a wierd career. I know people who graduated the program a year ago and still haven't found work. Everyone tries to do this because they see it as a cheap, quick way to... More
Answered By: whoknewthecolorcouldbeblue - 1/1/2009
There's lots of good information and training available at ahima.org. I considered it for a while but decided to go for nursing instead.
Answered By: S W - 1/1/2009
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