Tips for Getting a Medical Billing Job
Are you looking for a medical billing job or medical collections job? Here’s what you need to know to get a job quickly and to get a job that pays well.
Medical Billing Job Pay Scale
The average medical billing specialist earns an hourly rate that is between $15.00 and $20.00 an hour, equalling a yearly income ranging between $30,000 – $40,000. If you are looking for a medical billing job in Arizona, expect to be at the higher end of this scale
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Records and Health Information Technician field is expected to continue to have an above-average job growth of 15% through 2024, compared to the average job growth rate of 7%. This is expected to result in 29,000 additional jobs by 2024.
Get Medical Billing Training
While you might be able to acquire a medical billing job without formal training, those that have had official training receive significantly higher pay. There are many places to get trained for a medical billing job. We recommend going through the AAPC’s Online Medical Billing Course. You can complete the training in your home on your schedule. The AAPC is an industry-recognized entity for medical billing and coding. If you decide to go with an in-person course or another online course, make sure it is accredited by the AAPC or AHIMA. To confirm the accreditation claim is real, go to the AAPC’s website and/or the AHIMA’s website and verify the course’s accreditation rather than simply taking the word of the organization that claims to be accredited.
Medical Billing Certification
Getting certified in medical billing after you complete medical training is the next step to take to increase your pay rate significantly. Along with medical billing training, the AAPC also offers a Certified Professional Biller credential.
If you would like to be placed in a medical billing job,
contact Desert Medical Careers at (602) 468-6300.
How to Get a Medical Billing Job
Job Boards and Employment Sites
When you apply online on your own, your resume will go through an applicant tracking system and you’ll be compared to others based on what that automated system collects from your resume. This means you need to know how to prepare your resume for their system, which can be tricky. Here are some tips on preparing a resume for an automated tracking system.
Getting People to Help You Find Your Job
The healthcare industry is rather saturated, which can be daunting when looking for a new job. It’s smart to connect with others who can help your resume look the best and who can connect you with the best opportunities.
If you have friends in the medical billing industry, they can provide valuable connections, review your resume for you, and might be able to let you know about jobs that aren’t being advertised online.
Another excellent approach is to work one-on-one with an agency specializing in healthcare jobs, such as ours. Here’s why:
- We have found that our approach, which is free for the person seeking a medical billing job, ends up getting people placed quicker and in better jobs than when someone searches on their own. This is because all we do is work in the healthcare industry and we’ve been doing it for over two decades, so we have relationships with employers who come to us first to find employees for them.
- Also, when we work with someone seeking a job, we review your resume for you and we give you interviewing tips.
- We also find out what you really want from your employer which allows us to match you the perfect fit for your needs.
We are based in Arizona and work with healthcare employers in Arizona and throughout the nation.