Is medical billing and coding a right field to go in to?
I am fixing to start college and I am stuck on making the decision of either going for an EKG/Cardiovascular Technician or Medical Coding and Billing Technician. I'm hoping you can give me some advice in helping me make this decision.
I'm going through a program that's called WIA and its paying for all my college and I need to be sincere on what I choose because once its started I can not go back, they only pay for it once. Please help me make this decision in whats best for me. Thanks!
Sounds like you've got a great opportunity with WIA paying for your education.
As far as deciding what career path to take I guess it really depends on what you enjoy doing and your personality. I would think both choices would pay about the same. I think there will be a good demand for both professions in the future - so you shouldn't have to worry about job security.
An EKG/Cardiovascular Technician will have more interaction with patients. So if you like interacting with people that might be a good route. You would also have the satisfaction of helping people. But the downside is you have to deal with those who are sick or having health issues - and they can be difficult occasionally.
Of course some people prefer Coding and Billing because it's more solitary. I tried to describe what a biller does here
. Coding is very similar work to billing and at many smaller practices the same person may do both. Both coding and billing are very detail oriented and tedious - and at times overwhelming. It involves working on the computer a lot - and a lot of documentation and paperwork. But it is a neat field to be in.
Of course this is just my humble opinion/viewpoint on these. Thanks for the question and good luck!
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