According to Indeed.com, an online industry monitor, there were over 600 job openings for medical billers and coders in the state of Kentucky at the time of this article. Salaries vary greatly depending on level of training, certification and experience. Additionally, salaries vary due to areas and size of employer. Many of the hospitals in urban areas tend to offer the highest salaries, while also attracting the best talent. Many medical billers and coders with training and experience, often times with certification from one of the main bodies including AAPC and AHIMA, routinely earn well over $58,000 annually. Prospective students are encouraged to research salaries and job opportunities in their areas as part of their school and degree search.
A chart listing the top cities and their corresponding salaries in the medical billing and coding field for the state of Kentucky is below:
Kentucky Medical Billing and Coding Job Growth in 2019
The latest job growth numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for the first quarter of 2013 show a strong increase in health care professionals, in particular for those in information and administration, including medical billers and coders. In fact, medical billing and coding professionals are expected to increase by 21 percent by 2022, outpacing most other careers in the state. Especially for those with accredited training and certification, the outlook is quite promising.