Medical Billing, Office Assistant, Lead to Top Earning Jobs

I never seem to get tired of reporting on the following kind of story.  Moreover, I am guessing as people either studying (or thinking about studying) medical billing and coding or medical office assistant training, you’re probably not getting tired of reading them.

The folks over at Yahoo! Education have compiled a list of six high paying jobs on the rise.  These are growing career fields that exhibit an average annual salary of $75,000 or more.  On the list are some careers you would expect on such a list – software developer, civil engineer.  But making the list in the number 6 spot is, “Medical and Health Services Manager”.  The Department of Labor projects employment of medical and health services managers to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, adding 68,000 new jobs along the way.

Now, although these positions require professionals with solid background in medical billing and other medical office administration capabilities, they’re also positions for which a bachelor’s or even a master’s degree is commonly required.  However, the article does mention that also of great import to landing such a career is the real-life, on-the-job experience that you’ll surely earn by beginning your career as a graduate of medical billing and coding or medical office assistant with the Allen School.  If you excel in the job world after graduation, you may be of a mind to consider furthering your education along these lines to go for a management position.

2 Responses to “Medical Billing, Office Assistant, Lead to Top Earning Jobs”

  1. These days we see many MBBS doctors entering the field of medical billing and medical administration. Obviously better salary prospects and the stress associated with the life in doctors go a long way in causing this shift.

  2. That’s fascinating. I never considered there’d be a reverse migration. Typically, we write about students who begin their careers in administrative roles who then take more training to become upwardly mobile through the ranks of the medical profession. BUt I guess I could see how it may work well in reverse too. Especially for those seeking to shed the stressors involved with being a practicing physician. Thanks for the input Ishrat!

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