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The Future for Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

With all the wonderful government data saying that medical billing and coding jobs are growing at 15% nationwide, it is easy to just assume that becoming a medical biller or coder is a great idea. Well, luckily it is, but, if you dig a little deeper, it is even better than that!

It is one of the best healthcare careers for the future that does require a 2 or 4 year degree. We have crunched all the data, broken down all the job sites for coding and billing jobs and have put all the data in one place.

The Future is Bright for Medical Billing and Coding Jobs!

Once you have passed your accredited coding and billing program and passed the certification exam, you will then have the next obvious step. Getting a job! Well, we are gonna show you what you can do and how it will help you.

Medical Coding and Billing Job Growth

The Growth for Jobs in Medical Billing is Outstanding!

With the above mentioned 22% annual growth for the next decade, one can see the potential in the career as a (CBCS) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist.

A (CBCS) Certified Coding and Billing Specialists in the United States can earn from $34,000 to about $57,000 a year in some fields of medical coding and billing. For instance, a specialty field like neuropsychiatry coding can pay over $60,000 a year.

The base hourly pay for billers and coders ranges from $16.00 to $29.00 per hour. This range is based on numerous factors. They are location, work experience, certification level and the type of employer you work for. There is overtime available in hourly positions which quickly increases your earning potential.

The Best Cities for Billing and Coding Jobs

Top 5 Cities for Medical Billing Jobs

  • Houston, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA

Other Great Cities Showing Growth in Coding and Billing Jobs

  • Houston, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Tampa, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Miami, FL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Asheville, NC
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Denver, CO
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Portland, ME
  • Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Sunrise, FL
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Jackson, MI
  • Charleston, WV
  • Portland, OR
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Glendale, CA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Tulsa, OK

Top States That Have Jobs for Coders and Billers

two thirds of all the jobs in the field of medical billing and coding are held in these 21 states. We list them below:

Top 5 States That Hire Billing and Coding Specialists

  • Florida
  • Texas
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia

States 6-21 for Billing-Coding Careers

  • Tennessee
  • New York
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Louisiana
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Kentucky
  • Illinois
  • West Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • New Jersey

Coding/Billing Jobs From Home

There is always the opportunity to work remotely with a medical billing and coding job from home. They are not overly common but are gaining popularity. As a remote employee you would still have the same expectations as “regular” employee but you would just communicate by chat, email or phone and you your work attire is not business casual lol. But seriously, coding and billing jobs from home are wonderful if you can get the opportunity to find them. Most employers are up front about it, so look in to it where you can. Working as a medical coder at home is a tremendous life advantage anyone would want to take!

Now go Find Your First Medical Billing and Coding Job

Hopefully we have guided you in a great direction for your personal growth and career. Feel free to look at some of our other resources below for more detailed information that pertains to being and becoming a Certified Coding and Billing Specialist.

CBCS Resources

AHIMA Job Search
AHCC Career Center
HBMA Job Search
Precyse Staffing
Online Program Guide
Salary Guide
Selecting Schools Guide

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