Medical Coding Specialist Career Outlook

Percent Employed

92%

Employed

 

WITC Medical Coding Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

50%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Medical Coding Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$23,710 - $55,896

Range of Yearly Salary*

 

 

 


*Range of yearly salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS), which may or may not include WITC graduates.

Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Medical Coding Specialist

Medical coders typically review patient information for preexisting conditions, such as diabetes, so patient data can be coded properly; assign appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for patient care, population health statistics, and billing purposes; and work as a liaison between the healthcare providers and billing offices.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Clinical Coding Specialist

  • Claims Analyst

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma at WITC, you can continue your education to obtain the Health Information Technology associate degree and transfer to another college to  earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Medical Coding Specialist program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout. 

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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