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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-530-3
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Medical Coder Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Chargemaster Coordinator
Coding Specialist
Coding Support Specialist
Medical Coder

Average Median Wage

$30168

Medical Coder Programs

Looking for a career in healthcare that comes with the chance to take the next step to even bigger opportunities? In the Medical Coder program, you can graduate into many great careers or advance your education in the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) Associate in Applied Science (AAS). 

The Medical Coder program, embedded in the HIIM associate degree, prepares you for employment as an entry-level medical coder where you will assign diagnosis and procedure codes for billing, quality improvement, statistical reporting and medical research. As a medical coder, you will use classification systems to review clinical documents and diagnostic results to ensure coding is accurate. Graduates work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians offices, long-term care facilities and health plans. The availability of jobs is only expected to increase as the need for healthcare escalates nationwide in the coming years. 

The Medical Coder program is available primarily online and therefore not location dependent. 

Medical Coder Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Medical Coder at CVTC
Mid-State Medical Coder at Mid-State