Career Details

Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator

Career Overview

An MDS coordinator collects data related to patients in order to develop and evaluate a comphrehensive care plan and to make sure the medical facility gets payment from Medicare and Medicaid.


Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in nursing is likely required to obtain one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$44,000 /yr
$58,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

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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Work Environment

MDS coordinators typically work in facilities that provide long term care to residents.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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