Yes, the year is new, the future is bright, the economy is seemingly on the mend and the employment figures appear to moving briskly in the right direction. Not that it would have mattered to those who are currently enrolled or considering enrolling in medical billing classes online. The reason why it wouldn’t have mattered is number 1 on the list of Top 3 Reasons to Pursue Medical Billing Classes Online in 2015. Without much further ado, here’s the list: 1) Medical Billing is a Recession Proof Field Yes, it’s true! For at least the last five years, US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports have concluded that careers in the medical/healthcare industry are projected to remain in great demand as the Baby Boomer generation continues to enter into their retirement years. The need for healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, CNAs, medical assistants, etc., continues to be acute. And where there are medical practices, there are bills to be processed. As such, medical billing continues to be a career position in high demand. Plus, people need medical attention whether or not the economy is thriving so, it is a field relatively impervious to the swings of the economy. 2) Career Portability If you’re an oil patch worker and the depressed prices of energy have led to the closure of the oil rig or natural gas fracking platform where you were employed, you may need to travel pretty far away to find your next job. If you’re a performer or artist, you will likely need to locate yourself in a major US city, and most likely either NY or LA. As a medical billing professional, you can work in any city, town or village where there is a doctor’s office or hospital. This means you can work pretty much anywhere you’d enjoy living. We recommend places with affordable cost of living so you can maximize your earnings. 3) Because Baby, it’s Cold Outside Nothing is worse than commuting to school in the dead of winter when temps plunge into the single digits (or lower) and the snow, sleet, rain and wind come barreling out of the frozen north. Avoid catching hypothermia on the train platform, frostbite at the bus stop or hypertension sitting in snarled winter weather traffic trying to get to class. Medical billing classes online at the Allen School let you learn to earn from the safety and warmth of your own home 2015 is going to be a great year. Get a jump on your new career today!