A rewarding career, medical billing and coding also offers strong growth potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, the medical records and health information technician field is forecast to increase by 21 percent through 2020. The BLS expects the current workforce of approximately 180,000 billers and coders will grow by about 38,000 during the next seven years, meaning an average of 5,000+ new professionals will be needed each year just to keep up with demand.
Career opportunities likely will continue to grow as healthcare technology such as electronic health records (EHRs) advances, expanded healthcare becomes more readily available to an additional 20 million Americans under the Affordable Care Act, and an expanding senior population lead to an increased need for health professionals.
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