Medical Coding Certification

We asked 2187 job seekers about their Medical Coding Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 63% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Medical Coding Certification
  • 66% said earning their Medical Coding Certification helped them make more money
  • 61% said earning their Medical Coding Certification helped them get a job
  • 89% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Medical Coding Certification

What are people saying about getting a Medical Coding Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 2,178 responses

66% said earning their Medical Coding Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 2,177 responses

61% said earning their Medical Coding Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 2,178 responses

89% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Medical Coding Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Medical Coding Certification?

Based on 2,187 responses

Required for my current job
15%
Make more money
34%
Changing careers
41%
Get an edge over other candidates
16%
Help my career progression
63%
Other
8%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 1,455 responses

Coding Specialist View jobs
36%
Medical Biller View jobs
14%
Billing Specialist View jobs
2%
Biller View jobs
2%
Customer Service Representative View jobs
2%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Medical Coding Certification?

1,521 people answered

“I wish I had done more research on schools. Most schools after receiving my certificate said I should've taken billing as well. After finishing, the school was suppose to help with employment but, that never happen. Yes, I applied to any and every position pertaining to coding and medical assisting. Currently still unemployed.”

July 19, 2019

“That I would have to do so many hours of continuing education each month to keep my certification.”

July 18, 2019

“That most employers are looking for someone with experience. I wish there was something in place to assist students after the program to help them move into this area of healthcare.”

July 18, 2019

“This certificate provides AAPC for personal coders”

July 18, 2019

“How many different things i can do.”

July 18, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Medical Coding Certification?

1,609 people answered

“Experience in coding and billing is the key.”

July 19, 2019

“To understand that without prior experience in the industry it will not necessarily help you initially get hired or paid based on your certification. Would advise to first work in the industry and area desired. Without prior experience you may need to work in an entry level position to gain working knowledge.”

July 19, 2019

“Do your research and don't be pushed into attending a school because they promise you employment. If they don't give you a contract stating the things they are going to do. Don't believe or attend because, it's basically about filling up the class.”

July 19, 2019

“Always pursue education it broadens your horizons and earning potential. I firmly believe it you discover your passion, you will find your purpose.”

July 18, 2019

“Becoming certified is essential for a medical coder.”

July 18, 2019
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