ACCOUNTING vs MEDICAL CODING

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Amy in Cape Coral, Florida

52 months ago

I REALLY NEED SOMETHING STABLE! I am struggling trying to make ends meet. I dont want to waste my time. Which do you think would be easier to find a career in?

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Angie in Church Point, Louisiana

52 months ago

Go for Accounting. It is very difficult finding a job in medical coding with 2+ years of experience and being certified.

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keiseki in Boston, Massachusetts

52 months ago

do medical billing/coding.
i don't know how it is down south, but up here we are always in need of medical billers and coders. ^.^

EVERYONE and their mama is doing Accounting, thus finding a job in accounting will be hell in a few years.

IN the end though. Its completely up to you.

*I am graduating from Kaplan Career Insitute in 1 month from their Medical Billing and Coding program. I already have a job lined up for me through my school, and I start my externship with them after this last 3 weeks of classes.*

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Roseb30 in Newton, New Jersey

19 months ago

keiseki in Boston, Massachusetts said: do medical billing /coding.
i don't know how it is down south, but up here we are always in need of medical billers and coders. ^.^

EVERYONE and their mama is doing Accounting , thus finding a job in accounting will be hell in a few years.

IN the end though. Its completely up to you.

*I am graduating from Kaplan Career Insitute in 1 month from their Medical Billing and Coding program. I already have a job lined up for me through my school, and I start my externship with them after this last 3 weeks of classes.*

How long does it take to learn medical billing and coding? I'm starting a Quick Books training class soon in my area but having second thoughts.

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drewyand in Saint Louis, Missouri

2 months ago

keiseki in Boston, Massachusetts said: do medical billing /coding.
i don't know how it is down south, but up here we are always in need of medical billers and coders. ^.^

EVERYONE and their mama is doing Accounting , thus finding a job in accounting will be hell in a few years.

IN the end though. Its completely up to you.

*I am graduating from Kaplan Career Insitute in 1 month from their Medical Billing and Coding program. I already have a job lined up for me through my school, and I start my externship with them after this last 3 weeks of classes.*

Finding a job in accounting will never be hell no matter how many people are going into it. Accountants are always needed. Can't say I know anything about finding jobs in medical coding, but I am an accountant looking into becoming certified in medical coding as a resume booster. This is not because I don't have a job or because I see little growth potential in my accounting job. Quite the opposite actually. I happen to think there is a huge opportunity for me to really take advantage of a growing field. Accounting will be a great compliment to the coding or at the very least a backup plan.

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Jenny Horner in Edmond, Oklahoma

2 months ago

drewyand in Saint Louis, Missouri said: Finding a job in accounting will never be hell no matter how many people are going into it. Accountants are always needed. Can't say I know anything about finding jobs in medical coding, but I am an accountant looking into becoming certified in medical coding as a resume booster. This is not because I don't have a job or because I see little growth potential in my accounting job. Quite the opposite actually. I happen to think there is a huge opportunity for me to really take advantage of a growing field. Accounting will be a great compliment to the coding or at the very least a backup plan.

I do have to agree that it will probably be easier to find something in Accounting right out of school. Most coding jobs want experience and a certification. I got lucky right after school, but not everyone has.
But I would also tell you, go where your heart is. I love healthcare, so I found something that I love where I don't have to deal with patients. I can honestly say that I am happy with my career :)

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