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Medical Billing and Coding Schools: 6 Pictures That Explain What It’s Like

There’s no doubt that dealing with school on top of everything else you have going on can be a real challenge. You’ve got a house to run, kids to take care of, schedules to coordinate and on and on. Adding medical billing and coding school to that list can push you toward your breaking point. It’s important to remember your ultimate goal: A satisfying, successful career. Hang in there by keeping your eye on the prize. Image result for frustrated student

Tuition, books, supplies and priceless time quickly add up while you’re a student. The good news is that upon receiving your degree certification you’ll be ready to pay off that debt. The bad news is that a little bit of debt is probably inevitable while you’re tackling this important life achievement. Keep calm and carry on. Image result for funny medical coding

Learning a new skill can certainly be overwhelming, especially when it’s medical coding. In fact, there will be times when you’ll feel like you’re studying a foreign language. Persistence, experience and hitting the books often will help you gain the upper hand in your battle against medical terminology.   Don’t like asking people for money? Get used to it. Working in medical billing means you’ll be making those tough phone calls. Patients will have lots of interesting excuses for not paying. Remember not to take it personally; just do your job with a smile. Whether you’re dealing with the patient or the insurance company, you’ll certainly have days where you’ll have trouble keeping your eyes from rolling off your face.   Ever feel like a juggling act at the circus minus the curly wig and polka dot bow tie? It’s easy for time to slip away when you’re knee-deep in textbooks, papers and class assignments. Medical billing training will certainly keep you occupied as you work to achieve your goal of a better future. Remember that ultimately you are in control of how you use your time, no matter what those pesky clocks say. Image result for frustrated medical coding

As a medical billing specialist, you’ll have a lot more power than you realize. You’ll also face frustrations you never knew existed. It’s a busy office environment where the job of sorting and collecting money from patients and insurance companies goes to YOU! While the responsibility can be empowering, it can also be maddening when you’ve got a stack of bills higher than your coffee cup and you’ve been on the phone all morning with a reluctant insurance company.  

This article was published on: 06/14/15 2:19 PM

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“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.”


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Medical Assistant

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“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.”


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“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.”


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Business Accounting

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