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Fire Science Technology - Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es):
Blue River: Public Safety Institute

Contact: 816.604.6700

Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good. Technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand.

Base salary and job outlook (firefighters)*

  • Median annual earnings: $49,620 in 2006.
  • Employment change, 2018-2028: 17,600
  • Job Outlook, 2018-2028: 5% (as fast as average)

Possible job titles

  • Health Data Analyst
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Records Technician
  • Clinical Coding Specialist/Physician Practice Manager
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Where you can work

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical group practice
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • FBI (to investigate Medicare fraud and abuse)

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Firefighters