Medical Coding and Billing Study

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Understanding What You’ll Study at Medical Coding and Billing Training

Training to become a medical coding and billing specialist is a great opportunity for you to become involved in the legal and financial aspects of the medical field. You will gain invaluable experience working in a medical office, or have the flexibility to do your job from home.

Southern Careers Institute can offer you this exceptional opportunity to begin your journey in the medical field and to earn a lasting and rewarding career. SCI offer medical coding and billing training at a number of our campus locations, including Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr and San Antonio. We also offer day and evening classes, and online or on-campus classes, in order to accommodate you and your unique schedule.  

Your Training

Health care is one of the most sought-after services in the United States. As we enter the digital age, the demand for electronic data records has become an essential part of the health care and medical profession. Taking our medical coding and billing training course will allow you to work with these digital health care records and become the essential contact between the patient, the doctor and the insurance company. You will have the opportunity to learn a large number of career skills and many soft (interpersonal) skills. Your career skills will be some of the most interesting and lasting training experiences in your life.

You will have the opportunity to learn all about human anatomy, with classes on the immune, nervous and skeletal systems and human disease treatment, to name only a few. You will learn valuable computer application skills, office procedures, and business communication skills. You will also be trained in the many aspects of office and digital file management. Classes on coding, insurance billing, and payment management will teach you the skills necessary to input, categorize and analyze electronic data systems in order to fulfill insurance payment demands, to both patients and healthcare providers. You will also learn about medical law and ethics in classes focused on professional practices.

After training, your soft skill set will include a range of interpersonal skills like communications, time management, teamwork, and organization. These soft skills will not only be of great benefit to you in your career but also in your day-to-day living.  

Your Certification

During your training as a medical coding and billing specialist, you will have to opportunity to gain invaluable certifications that any future employer will want from his or her job candidates. All of these certifications are nationally recognized and authorized by the National Healthcareer Association. Upon completion of your course, you will earn your Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification. In addition, you will also be given the chance to earn a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification and an Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS) certification.

With these certifications, you can significantly increase your job opportunities, your potential earnings, and earn an increased understanding of your own profession. You will also be eligible to earn a Microsoft Word (Certiport authorized) qualification that will further increase your chances for employment and increase your work competence.  

Your Employment

Within the first year of graduation, 82% of SCI graduates from our medical billing and coding training have gained employment in a workplace relevant to their experience and training. Over the past number of years, graduates who have successfully completed their medical coding and billing training from SCI have gone on to achieve lasting employment in a wide range of medical clinics and positions. Many SCI graduates have obtained rewarding jobs in physicians’ offices, emergency care offices, government agencies, and even the military.

This article was published on: 06/29/15 1:41 PM

What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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