If you’ve completed your Medical Billing & Coding program or if you’re almost to the finish line, you might be curious about your next steps. First things first, congratulations! You’re well on your way toward a rewarding and exciting career in medical billing and coding. Now, let’s dive into what you can expect once you receive your diploma.
Obtaining Medical Billing & Coding Certification
The first step after graduation is to obtain medical billing and coding certification. By taking certification exams, you will solidify your knowledge and showcase your skills to potential employers. There are various certifications available, including:
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Through AHIMA
Cambridge’s Medical Billing & Coding program was carefully designed to ensure you have the insights and knowledge necessary to successfully take and pass these exams.
Finding the Perfect Medical Billing & Coding Job
After you obtain certification, it’s time to find the perfect job as a medical biller and coder. There are a wealth of open positions out there in various medical facilities such as:
- Doctor’s offices
- Long-term care facilities
- Cancer care centers
Where you choose to work depends greatly on your interests and career goals. Once you decide, start your search by using an online job board tool like Indeed or Monster. This will help you pinpoint openings in your area.
Make sure you add your new degree to your resumé as well as your new certifications, if applicable.
Get Help Through Cambridge’s Career Services
Struggling to find the right position? Cambridge can help through our Career Services department. We can help you update your resumé and present you with current job openings in local facilities through our job placement service. Our goal is to help you succeed.
What Will You Do as a Medical Biller & Coder?
As a medical billing and coding specialist, you’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks. For example, you’ll code patient diagnoses and treatments for insurance billing. You’ll also take patient payments, manage patient records and file electronic insurance claims.
Depending on where you work, you may also share clerical responsibilities such as scheduling appointments and answering patient questions.
Want to Start Your Medical Billing & Coding Career? Call Us Today!
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology helps students like you prepare for rewarding careers in medical coding and billing. During your program and after, we’re here to support you. To learn more about the program or to apply today, call us at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.