Peirce’s Medical Coding Certificate readies you to perform essential, behind-the-scenes work supporting patient care. It’s an important part of the medical records and health information technicians field that’s expected to grow by over 21 percent through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But medical coding isn't just growing -- it's also changing. Our forward-thinking curriculum gives students the knowledge they need to excel in tomorrow's job market. Our Medical Coding students are taught the modern ICD-10 coding system, ensuring they're prepared to use the system's thousands of codes for diseases, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and more. Medical employers need coders with an understanding of this standard, which means Peirce's ICD-10 classes will ready you to play an immediate and important role in the medical field.
You'll also study other practical healthcare topics during our Medical Coding Certification program: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and health information and delivery systems. Plus, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam – an important first step for many careers. And because you can earn your certificate online, here at our Philadelphia campus or through both methods, the program is flexible enough to work with your busy schedule.
A medical coding certificate gives you the hands-on experience you need to dive into a new career or continue to study toward an Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology. For students who already possess some healthcare education, attaining a certificate will allow you to "stack" your credentials. Stackable credentials give you the opportunity to work toward your career goals at a pace you're most comfortable with and better position yourself to launch or advance a successful career.
Learn more about why Peirce's Medical Coding Certification might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.