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Become a vital member of the healthcare industry. But first, what is medical billing and coding? And how do you get started?

What is Medical Billing and Coding? And, How do I to Get Started?

Medical billing and coding have seen rapid growth in the past decade. With medical care becoming more expensive, insurance companies are looking for ways to cut costs. As a result, they have shifted responsibility for billing and coding onto hospitals and doctors’ offices. Do you need a degree to get a job in medical billing […]

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Medical Billing Training

The idea of free medical billing training is instantly appealing, especially to students on a budget who want to enter a lucrative and interesting career in health care. However, whereas it is relatively easy to find free education, this does not necessarily make free courses a good idea. If you decide to take the free route, you will face a number of disadvantages that can severely hurt your chances of securing a job. Here are a few examples of what you will miss out on. Read more...

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How To Stand Out After Medical Coding Training

When applying for your first job after completing medical coding training, you will be up against many other graduates and experienced professionals. To ensure you land an interview, you need to show employers that you are perfect for the job. Here are seven ways to stand out. Read more...

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Getting Your Medical Coding Certifications

If you have a passion for helping people, if you want to make a difference at the same time as gaining a secure career, don’t let money stand in the way of your success. Through a medical coding program, you can work toward a certification that will enable you to work in a variety of health care settings across Texas as well as at home. There are a number of financial aid options available for students to ensure that aspiring medical technicians in all situations are able to meet their goals and graduate successfully.   Read more...

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Which Pharmacy Technician Schools Are Wrong

There are plenty of options for training to become a pharmacy technician in Texas; however, some schools are likely to be outright wrong for your needs. Set yourself up for success and avoid pharmacy technician schools that are completely unsuitable by considering the following.   Read more...

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Medical Assistant School Loans in San Antonio

Taking a course to become a medical assistant is a valuable investment of your time and money —- after you graduate, you can expect to earn around $28,080 per year in San Antonio. If you cannot afford to pay for your studies upfront, you school may be able to help. Most medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer range a financial aid options to ensure that all students are able to afford their courses. Here is what some of the medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer. Read more...

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Online Billing and Coding Schools with Financial Aid

If you want to study for a secure career, working either with others in a medical office or having a flexible schedule working from home, medical billing and coding may be the right choice for you. Many medical billing and coding programs are available online, enabling you to fit your studies around your family life or current job. To ensure that your investment for the future is an affordable option today, look for a program where you are eligible for financial aid.   Read more...

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Nursing or Medical Assistant School

On the surface, nursing and medical assisting may seem very similar, as they share some of the same duties and requirements. However, once you look deeper, you will see that the two careers are actually very different, and it is important to understand these differences fully before you decide which would be the better path for you. Read more...

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Pharmacy Technician Salary in San Antonio

As a pharmacy technician in San Antonio, you will work with thousands of patients, providing an essential service in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, you will review prescriptions, compound and mix medications, organize inventory, and interact with customers. If you work in a hospital, you may also make rounds, distributing medication to patients. To acquire all the skills you need for the position, you need to take a pharmacy technician course at an accredited school. Read more...

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Vocational School Courses in San Antonio

College is as much about discovering your dreams as fulfilling them. Though many see college as a way to achieve their lifelong ambitions, others are unsure of what to do with their lives. The first step to discovering one's future career is to examine the courses available at nearby colleges, their requirements, and their graduates rates of success. Unsure but ambitious students should consider the following vocational schools in San Antonio:   Read more...

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Pharmacy School Options in Austin

Becoming a pharmacy tech opens doors to a fulfilling career in the medical profession. You'll be able to help the people in your community solve medical problems every day. For customers struggling with ongoing medical issues, you could be the bright spot in their day or week. The first step toward your career goals is enrolling in pharmacy technician schools in Austin Texas. Take a look at the many options: Read more...

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Don’t Be Intimidated by Pharmacy School

Choosing to train as a pharmacy technician can seem like a very intimidating and stressful process, but the truth is it doesn't have to be. Of course, nothing worth doing is going to be extremely easy, but with the right knowledge, preparation, and mind-set, attending pharmacy tech school San Antonio can be an enjoyable and memorable experience. Before making the decision on where to study to become a certified pharmacy tech you should evaluate all of your options, schools and programs.   Read more...

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Medical Assistant Job Fairs

Graduates of medical assistant schools in Austin TX are in luck this year — there are three great job fairs coming to the city in August where you can connect with prospective employers from a variety of companies. Each one is held on a different day of the week and at a different time of day, so plan your schedule to attend at least one. Read more...

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How To Be A Medical Coder

As the healthcare industry continues to grow, job opportunities abound. If you're interested in a fulfilling career as a medical professional, it's time to think about your options. Studying for years to become a doctor or a nurse may not interest you, however, those positions require a wide range of support people to help the healthcare wheel turn. Jobs like medical office administrators, pharmacy technicians and medical coders are also in high demand. Check out the basic steps on how to be a medical coder.   Read more...

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“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.”

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