I am interested in starting a career as a medical biller/coder with the hopes of getting a certificate and certifications. I am planing on starting classes this fall at Trenholm State Technical College here in Montgomery, Al.
What advice would you have for me reaching for this goal? How would I know if this is the right school for me, and what concerns should I have and also, what questions should I ask the director of this program!
I really need some advice. I have been to several schools and have not had any luck in finding a good program that is of a short certificate nature that will give me a quality education so that I may find a job in this field!!!
I was reading the good information here I and just wanting to know if you could give me any advice!!!!
Our main concerns would be the following:
Make sure that the certification the program is preparing you for is the right certification for you.
For example, if you want more money once you are certified, be prepared to take the hospital or specialist certification exams. These medical employers get paid more than primary care physicians, and are thus able to pay their billing and coding staff more.
These coding sets are much more complicated, though, so they will be more difficult to learn and master.
You mentioned that other schools didn't work out for you. If this program still doesn't feel right, keep looking. While you are looking, see if you can find a job in a medical office, even if it is a receptionist position.
This will help you get the feel for the medical industry, as well as help you gain experience which will help get you hired in the future.
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