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6 Valuable Programs for Medical Billing and Coding: Austin TX

Medical billing and coding is a dynamic and growing career field. In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released job information on the field of medical records and health information technicians (which includes medical billing and coding).

It is expected to increase by 21 percent in the next five years. Such favorable statistics appeal to many who are looking for a rewarding career where you can earn somewhere between $40,000 to $50,000 annually.

The only thing standing between you and a bright future is the appropriate certifications necessary for medical billing and coding austin tx. Check out the training institutions in Austin and learn more about their student success rates. Austin Community College ACC offers an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) where you can learn many aspects of working in the health care industry. Although an associate’s degree in HIT makes you eligible to obtain the appropriate certification to become a biller or coder, as of Fall 2015 ACC does not offer Medical Coding Specialist certification. ACC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

  • Four-year Graduation Rate: 6 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 34 percent
  • Retention Rate: 56 percent

Everest Everest’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program gives students the foundational skills necessary to be able to file insurance claims and code medical procedures. Everest’s Austin campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

  • On-Time Program Completion Rate: 57 percent
  • Over-Time Program Completion Rate: 80 percent

Virginia College-Austin Virginia College offers a 55-week training program to give you all the skills and information necessary to become a medical biller and/or coder. You’ll receive hands-on training to learn and practice each required skill.

  • Job Placement Rate: 63 percent
  • On-Time Completion Rate: 66 percent

The College of Health Care Professions CHCPs training curriculum includes a Medical Billing & Coding Certificate program where you can learn everything you need to know to become a billing and coding specialist. The 35-week program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level job in a health care environment.

  • No Statistics Available: Fewer than 10 students completed the program in 2013-14.

National American University NAA prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. Key courses include medical terminology, healthcare reimbursement, CPT coding and ICD coding. The program takes 65 weeks to complete.

  • No Statistics Available: NAA is not currently required to calculate job placement rates.

Southern Careers Institute SCI students enroll knowing their chances for success are high. Students in the Medical Billing & Coding Specialist program learn the skills and knowledge to become a Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant or an Electronic Health Records Specialist.

  • On-Time Completion Rate (Day Program): 89 percent
  • On-Time Completion Rate (Evening Program): 68 percent
  • COE Job Placement Rate: 81 percent
  • TWC Job Placement Rate: 67 percent

Carefully researching potential schools for graduation and employment rates is an important part of your selection process. Make sure you get accurate statistics by speaking to the appropriate school officials before making your final choice.  

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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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