Associate of Applied Science
Coding is at the heart of both healthcare reimbursement and clinical analysis, which requires a highly trained professional. This certificate prepares the individual to assign codes to diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 classification systems. Graduates are eligible to take a coding certification exam upon successful completion of the program.
Program Status: Open Enrollment
- The average annual wage for a Coding Specialist is $32,960.
- Job growth in this field should be much faster than average. Employment is expected to increase by 20 percent through 2018.
- Strong computer software skills will become increasingly important as technology changes the world of medical records keeping.
- There will be an increased need for Coding Specialists with the most current knowledge of new technologies.