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Medical billing and coding is a popular healthcare field for medical professionals who prefer not to work in patient care. The field is highly analytical, numbers-oriented and relatively stress-free.

Training in medical billing and coding is fast and highly focused, usually being completed in 12 to 24 months. Programs range from certificates and diplomas for those who already hold a degree, to associate’s degrees and even full-length bachelor’s degrees. More advanced degrees typically involve some kind of specialty, such as cancer registry or biological science. Programs typically end in a medical billing internship or externship, where medical billing students practice their trade in a professional setting. A list of recommended programs is available here.

Medical billing schools provide real-world medical skills and knowledge that graduates can apply directly to the work world. Common subjects taught in a medical billing class can include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Types of Health Insurance
  • Data Coding
  • Data Abstraction
  • Computer Science

Explore the links below to find out more about medical billing and coding education. You can also see what schools are available in your area.