A coding specialist looks at medical charts to determine exactly what a doctor did with a patient. Then he/she determines which codes must be turned in to insurance companies so the doctor gets paid.
Completing a two-year college program in health information management or a related field is likely required to work in this field. A four-year bachelor’s degree in a related field will make an individual that much more competitive during the job search.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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