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Metropolitan Community College Health Information Management and Coding Program

Health Information Management/Coding Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute (HSI)

Program Coordinator:
Patricia Elliott, M.Ed, RHIT, 816.604.4245

Application deadline:April 31st

Job Outlook:

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.

Health Information Management

  • Median annual earnings: $46,590 ($22.40/hour) in May 2019. Median wage $42,630 ($20.5/hour). (US Department of Labor)
  • MO Annual Mean Wage: $43,900
  • KS Annual Mean Wage: $43,280
  • Demand:  Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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)

Coding Specialist

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median annual earnings: $54,890
  • MO Annual Mean Wage: $54,170
  • KS Annual Mean Wage: 53,271

American Academy of Professional Coders

Where you can work

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