If you are currently at home bringing up small children, but would like to start a new career once your children reach school age, you may consider learning medical billing and coding. A medical coder plays a very important part in maintaining medical records and is essential for the smooth running of the medical practice.
Medical coders will read the patient’s charts and discern which medical services have been provided. They then assign a numerical code to the case. Coders have to learn medical billing in order to know how to input codes for medical insurance companies.
As a stay at home mum or dad, you can learn medical billing encoding online and work through a course at your own pace. Therefore, once your children are old enough to attend school you should be finished with the course and ready to take an exam. Once you have passed, you will be fully qualified to become a medical coder.
To learn more about this career, watch the video below.