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Online Medical Coding School

You can earn a rewarding new career in the healthcare industry with this course from our online medical coding school! As a Medical Coding Specialist, you’ll help connect doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies. Without trained Medical Coders who can translate every diagnosis, into a handy code, the healthcare industry would come to a stand-still. And because nearly every visit to the doctor or hospital requires properly coded documentation, the demand for Medical Coding Specialists continues to grow.

Certification Exam included in your Tuition
Certification Exam included in your Tuition

Prepare for Medical Coding Certification

Our Online Medical Coding Certificate program can help you prepare for the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Our Online Medical Coding Certificate program can help you prepare for the certification exam that will further affirm your knowledge and skills in the Medical Coding field. Upon graduating from U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding program you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Further, U.S. Career Institute's Medical Coding program will prepare you to take the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) exam, administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your Medical Coding knowledge.

Why Choose Medical Coding?

Healthcare is growing at a higher rate than most industries – and the increased number of patients and hospital admissions means more work for Medical Coding Specialists. Plus just think of the satisfaction you’ll get working with doctors and other professionals in the medical field. As a Medical Coding Specialist, you will be a vital part of the medical team!

Medical Coding Specialists are in demand – and their medical coding salary shows it. Experienced Medical Coding Specialists earn up to $40,350 per year.* With skill and experience you could earn a great income with a medical coding job like top coders do! And many Medical Coding Specialists work from home via the internet or enjoy the luxury of choosing to work full or part time.

Online Medical Coding School

Online Medical Coding School
Medical Coding Training
Online Medical Coding Class

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How to Become a Medical Coding Specialist

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Medical Coding programs are available at the certificate and associate degree levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like medical terminology, body systems and anatomy, electronic health records as well as learning how to use the CPT and ICD-10 Coding Manuals.

Step 3:
Obtain Certification
Although not always required, many employers prefer applicants with certification. It shows them you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Medical Coding Specialist and have mastered nationally recognized coding standards. If you choose to wait to get certification until after you have entered the field, it can be the next step to securing a better paying position in the field. Graduates of USCI’s Coding Program are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A) with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Step 4:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of nationally recognized coding standards. With experience (typically at least one year), many medical coders also work from home. Individuals looking to work from home right away might be interested in learning Medical Billing or Medical Coding and Billing.

What You’ll Learn During Your Online Medical Coding Training

What you will learn in the Medical Coding Course

Our online Medical Coding program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • How the human body works…Master anatomy and physiology
  • How to speak the language…Explore medical terminology and pronunciations
  • How coding impacts healthcare…Learn how medical procedures and diagnoses are coded
  • How to work like a professional. Discover how coders use coding software and the internet to boost their productivity and earnings

For the full Medical Coding course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Medical Coding Program That Fits Your Life

Online Medical Coding CourseIn as little as four months you can be ready to start making $40,350 a year* as a Medical Coding Specialist. And our self-paced online medical coding training means you can study to become a medical coder anytime, anywhere. With this online medical coding certificate course, there are no in-person medical coding classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Medical Coding program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Medical Coding Specialist…no previous medical experience needed.

Online Medical Coding Tuition and Financing

Medical Coding Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our online Medical Coding school course is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online medical coding program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

Content updated by: Leslie Ballentine

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor’s BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained at [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.