The healthcare sector created 1 out of 7 new US jobs in 2018 based off preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although most of the jobs reported are clinical based, that means there is a growing demand for support ranks such as coding, billing, compliance, management, etc.
There is a possibility that the BLS is not fully reporting the sector as well by not including all support rank jobs as well such as compliance professionals, medical coders, auditors, educators, practice managers, medical billers, and so on. New data from the BLS projects that the healthcare sector employment will grow 18% from 2016 to 2026 which is considered “much faster than average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.”
Needless to say, there are jobs out there available for coders, billers, and other support rank positions. When you are looking for a job, sometimes it is easier to find somewhere that is expanding rather than trying to replace a trusted employee as a new coder.
When applying to jobs you may think you are just able to apply to a physician office or hospitals in the outpatient setting with an RMC Credential, but there are more options to consider to applying to.
Some places you can consider applying to with an RMC can also include:
-Workman’s Compensation Companies
-State Government Agencies
-Federal Government Agencies
-Information Technology Services
-Medical Billing Service
Based off the BLS’ projections you can expect coding, billing, auditing, management, and other non-clinical jobs to grow within the next seven years, so you will see a growth in open positions and demand for these employees. Now would be a great time to find your place in the industry if you have not already, or if you have already it would be good to grow your knowledge by taking continuing education and perfecting your skills!