Medical billing and coding, as well as most all health care careers, are growing faster than the average rate of job growth across the country. More funding and resources are being allocated toward health care, requiring an ever-growing work force. Those who join soon will see the fastest growth and highest salary increases. The degree or certificate program for medical billing or coding is short, and experience comes quickly. Medical billers and coders with upwards of 5 years experience are soon earning well above the national average.
Salary will also depend on a number of metrics, including region, employment type, hours worked, experience and additional skills held. For instance, graduates with a degree in medical office management or health care administration will most likely earn more than a graduate of simply a certificate in medical billing and coding. Prospective students should take into account their career goals to find the degree program that is best for them.
A chart listing the top cities and their corresponding salaries in the medical billing and coding field for the state of Maine is below: