Gain Skills for an In-Demand Healthcare Career

Earn Your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate can help start your healthcare career with key skills for analyzing and managing patient data, navigating electronic health records systems and coding healthcare data based on coding principles. With fully online courses, you can earn your Certificate in as few as nine months on a schedule that fits your busy life.*

With your Medical Billing and Coding certificate, you can seamlessly move into our Health Information Technician Associate's degree when you're ready to advance your career.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Certificate9 Months

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  • Online

Gain In-Field Medical Billing and Coding Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a healthcare career as a medical billing or coding professional. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Navigate Electronic Health Record Systems

    Understand how to navigate real-world coding systems in our virtual coding practicum so you can confidently step into your career in a variety of healthcare environments.

  • Cutting-Edge Coding

    Accurately code medical information using ICD and CPT principles so you can be on the cutting-edge of coding changes in the healthcare environment.

  • Industry Insight

    Develop strong medical terminology, anatomy and pathology knowledge so you can be an important correspondent with insurance companies.

  • Professional Communication

    Gain important professional skills that employers seek, including critical thinking and communication as well as an understanding of medical ethics and confidentiality.

Readiness for Certification

Our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program prepares you to take the CCA or CCS certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).1 For qualified students, the first attempt of the eligible exam is included in the total program costs.2 According to AHIMA, the CCA designation has been the national standard of achievement in health information management since 2002.

1The first attempt of the CCS exam may be included in lieu of the CCA if you can demonstrate a minimum of two years’ coding experience directly applying codes.

2The application fee for each qualified student’s first attempt at the CCA or CCS exam is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Allina
  • U of Minnesota Physicians
  • Children’s Hospital of MN
  • Fairview Hospitals and Clinics
  • Sanford Health
  • Heart of Florida Health Center
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • GE Healthcare
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Starting Salary

for our Medical Billing and Coding Graduates:

  • Certificate$29,580

Program Entry Requirements

Enrolling students must complete and pass a criminal background check. Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Medical Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for medical records and health information professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$23,340$28,250$35,90022%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 21, 2015] []. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 21, 2015] []. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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