Program: Medical Office Coder/Reimbursement Specialist (221-285-90)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

The program is designed to prepare students for employment in medical coding and reimbursement.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Code medical diagnoses.
  • Complete reimbursement activities.
  • Master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts related to the field, including HIPAA.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in two semesters. 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required to work as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, or medical office manager.   

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for was 1,049.  Over the last three years, this field added 58 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, December 2019).  

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

$28,100

$38,700

$44,000

 (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.