Boost Your Career with Certification
Because many employers prefer to hire candidates with certification, earning your medical billing and coding certification gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Beyond earning a degree, certification assures your prospective employers that you have the right skills and professional qualifications to do the job, and can help you when it’s time to negotiate salary or look at other ways to advance.
Once you’ve gained some experience in the field, pursuing medical billing and coding certification in a particular specialty—beyond just basic certification—can help boost your career. For many professional medical coders, the path to advancement is through management positions or jobs that require specialty expertise. And much like your basic medical billing education, studying for certification can be done online in some cases.
American Academy of Professional Coders
Specialty credentials are also offered through the AAPC in the following areas:
Specialties for Billers and Coders
American Health Information Management Association
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) offers the following credentials: