As the healthcare industry grows and changes, many healthcare professionals are exploring alternative career paths. In doing so, they often look for a new career where they can use their existing knowledge and build on it to create a new opportunity. The coding profession offers that kind of an opportunity for healthcare professionals.
What is the Job Outlook for Coding?
The US Department of Labor projects that the coding profession will grow 21% over the next nine years, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The pending transition to ICD-10 coding is expected to further increase the need for qualified coders, as will the anticipated retirement of many among the current population of coders. Now is the perfect time to enter this field that offers a wide variety of opportunities for you to use what you already know!
If you are an experienced healthcare professional who has a strong background in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, laboratory and other diagnostic procedures, disease processes, surgery, the healthcare record’s content and organization, documented related regulations and requirements, etc., this could be a great opportunity for you.
The program is particularly appropriate for medical transcriptionists, nurses, health information managers, medical assistants, and others seeking an alternative healthcare career where they can apply their knowledge and experience.
Expanding the Coding Workforce
To learn about the potential for medical transcriptionists to transition to coding, view Expanding the Coding WorkForce, a presentation by Claudia Tessier RHIA MEd at AHIMA’s 2014 Clinical Coding Community Meeting.
Coding for Healthcare Professionals is online and self-paced, so you can start at any time.
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