Be part of a medical team!
Medical billers and coders are the members of a medical team who make healthcare facilities run smoothly for doctors and patients. So, if you want to impact people’s lives positively, medical billing and coding may be your career!
In our Medical Billing/Administration degree program, you will earn an associate degree in Medical Billing/Administration and acquire the skills to work in a hospital, doctor’s office, clinic, and other healthcare facilities.
Whether you’re interested in our Bridgeport or Charleston campus, we can prepare you for a vital career. For thorough medical billing training that can help you stand out to employers, choose WVJC!
5 Step Plan For Success
West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.
Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5-step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.
“The staff members are absolutely amazing and want nothing more than for you to succeed. They will work with you in times of need to ensure you are well-connected with your professors.”
– Lindsey Tenpenny, WVJC Student
What You’ll Learn in Medical Billing/Administration School
WVJC’s Medical Billing/Administration Degree program is designed to teach you practical skills you will use in your future career.
This means that we don’t require you to pay for extra courses that don’t have applications to your chosen career path, saving you money and time.
In our medical billing/administration courses, you will learn how to:
- Perform basic coding
- Maintain electronic health records
- Handle billing
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Understand medical terms
- Work with medical records
- Transcribe (write out) a doctor’s notes
- Protect patient privacy using up-to-date HIPAA Regulations
- Recognize standards set forth by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- Use computers and medical software to perform office tasks
After graduation, this medical billing training will help you stand out among other job applicants.
Applying Your Degree
Our approach has always been to provide our students with a quality education that can serve as a basis for whatever career path they choose. We follow this same approach with our WVJC medical billing/administration training, teaching you a set of key skills that will prepare you for essential roles in your career.
With your associate degree in Medical Billing/Administration from WVJC, you could go on to:
- Manage a doctor’s office
- Work with insurance companies
- Work at the admissions desk of a hospital
- Work as a doctor’s secretary
- Work as an administrative assistant in any office
From our program structure to our career management services, we are there to help you obtain your Medical Billing/Administration degree and start working toward your dream career.
At WVJC, we know your goal is to start your dream career quickly. With this in mind, we’ve designed our Medical Billing/Administration program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. In addition, experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Medical Billing/Administration program students, you will complete an externship as part of your medical billing/administration training. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world to real-world situations. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire medical billers and coders.
About Our Medical Billing/Administration Program
Not only do our medical billing courses prepare you to be career-ready, but they’re also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams that can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*^
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant**+
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist**
Medical billers and coders are an important part of a healthcare office’s team. Want to become an essential team member to keep healthcare organizations running efficiently and smoothly? To learn more about our medical billing/administration training program, call WVJC today or request information.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.
^Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense Charleston only.
+Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees Charleston campus only.
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