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Healthcare Documentation Career Options

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

Healthcare careerIf you're like many people who are married, maybe have kids and are just starting to look to train in medical transcription, medical coding, or administrative medical assisting, but have lingering doubts still, then please continue reading. You will find out how easy it is to train, how affordable it can be, and how rewarding the outcome.

Train to be a medical transcriptionist

If you're passionate about training in medical transcription, it's easier than you think to get started. I'm sure you're asking about the price, whether the school is a quality school that has proven success. You may even be asking if you can train from home, if you have little kids who need you, if you're a mom or dad. Maybe you're fresh out of high school and don't want to take on another four years of college. Whatever your current situation, you can train to be a medical transcriptionist. In fact, you can get your certificate, usually in 18 months, much shorter than a university degree. Also, you can go at your pace, instead of a school's schedule. There's no need to worry about quality instructors, because they are all credentialed and highly trained to educate you. Schools also offer individualized job placement assistance, after graduation. So, what are you waiting for?

Choose medical coding jobs that are growing

Want to check out medical coding? Good news, this field is growing quickly, according to the US Department of Labor. Research shows that Medical Records and Health Information Technician occupations can be expected to grow upwards of 20% by 2018, an estimated 30,000 new jobs in this field. Schools are enrolling students without a medical background, so it really is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to train in this exciting field. Also, for medical transcriptionists, this is also a great follow-up, if you're looking to broaden your scope and knowledge of different skill sets within the medical community. So, what are your waiting for?

Love interacting with people? Check out Administrative Medical Assisting

This field is growing exponentially, as well. In fact, new jobs are exceeding the average of 14% in the field, with growth expected to hit around 31%, which is actually twice the average rate. Being an Administrative Medical Assistant offers you a chance to welcome patients, input data entry, do general office work, schedule appointments, and much more.  You would be the point of contact for doctor's offices, and because you don't deal directly with patient's healthcare needs, this field doesn't require heavy medical training. So again, what are you waiting for?

Also, if you're a military spouse, you can train at no cost to you. Wherever you are stationed, you can study in these fields, and again, after you graduate, the school matches you will employers looking for your kind of expertise, and will help in placement of said jobs, instead of handing you a list with which to navigate. So, what are you waiting for? Lucrative opportunities await you, just reach out and grab one. You will be glad you did when get your diploma of graduation, and find the dream job you've been looking for. 

Topics: Medical Coding Training, Medical Transcription Training, Administrative Medical Assisting