Medical billing and coding is a career option that many students consider. Yet, is attending an online degree program worth it? Will you learn everything you need to know via remote learning?
Yes! Online programs offer so many unique benefits that make attending online classes worth it. Plus, medical billing and coding is a rewarding career with benefits of its own. Let’s dive in.
Medical billing and coding specialists are in high demand across the country. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career is expected to grow 8% between now and 2029, which is much faster than average. This fact makes finding a position easier as many organizations are looking to fill open positions.
Another benefit is your ability to choose where you wish to work. Whether you want to work in a hospital environment, a business office or a clinic, the choice is yours. It’s also possible for you to work remotely from home, depending on your employer.
As a medical biller and coder, you’ll have access to many benefits, including a competitive salary. For example, according to Salary.com, the average salary for a medical billing specialist is $42,495.
Cambridge is proud to offer many 100% online programs, including the Medical Billing & Coding program. These online degree programs offer a wide range of benefits:
- Flexibility: Online programs enable you to complete your classwork on your own time. Do you work? Have a family? Need to travel often? You can have work/life/school balance by enrolling in an online program.
- Accessible anywhere: Whether you’re on the beach or in your home office, your classroom goes where you go.
- Cost savings: Students attending an online program save costs on tuition, room and board, parking and commuting to campus.
- Opportunity to improve your tech skills: During your career as a biller and coder, you’ll use technology often. Attending a remote-based degree program helps you improve your technical skills which can benefit you when you start your new job.
Our Medical Billing & Coding certificate is offered 100% online. This means you’ll receive all of the benefits of online study and the unique benefits of attending Cambridge such as study assistance and supportive staff.