To become a medical coder, potential employees should complete a postsecondary education program or a certificate program. Although there is no universal formal certification requirement for medical coding, employers often only hire already-certified candidates or require candidates to become certified shortly after starting. Many types of certification programs exist, including the Certified Professional Coder, Registered Health Information Technician, and Certified Coding Specialist certifications. Medical coding employment is expected to grow in line with other occupations, as the American population ages and requires more medical services.
If you're looking to start or advance your role as a medical coder, Glassdoor has the right opportunities for you. Start in the field with entry level medical coder jobs that will provide you with the necessary training. Already have a medical coding certificate or education? Take a look at certified medical coder positions to earn more for your experience.
Do you prefer managing a team? Medical coder supervisor positions let you oversee the productivity and performance of coders to leverage your skills in the field. For more flexibility or to get a feel for the company, choose from hundreds of open part-time medical coding jobs and even fully remote medical coding openings.
Make sure you're prepared to land your next job with medical coder interview questions and answers from those who have successfully entered the field.
Jobs in the medical field are always in high demand, and medical coding is no exception. If you can deliver accuracy and speed, your abilities can directly translate into a better paying medical coding position. Using Glassdoor to make sure the role you're applying for is offering a fair salary is easy with hundreds of reported salaries available at your fingertips.
Medical coding salaries are often competitive right away, but you should consider other benefits or perks of various companies during your search such as:
Given the number of medical organizations and insurance providers available today, the need for medical coders to keep information consistent for all parties is expected to continue tinto the future.