Professional Medical Coder: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Increase your earning power and launch your career in the growing field of healthcare. By earning your Professional Medical Coder Certificate, you’ll open the door to a variety of health administration career paths. Your new technical skills can help you find meaningful, well-compensated work in the medical industry — without years of schooling.

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Course length

22 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

16 hours

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In our Professional Medical Coder Certificate Program, you will gain the skills needed to compile, process and maintain patient files, an essential part of keeping medical establishments running. Your medical coder certificate can help you find employment in a variety of healthcare administration settings.

In the course, you’ll learn principles of medical coding, human anatomy and medical terminology and prepare to achieve your Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification with the CPC credential or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) — both of which are the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

The median annual wage for medical records specialists was $47,180 in May 2021.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Professional Medical Coder Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you an analytical person who is capable of handling a lot of information?  
  • Are you detail-oriented, organized and precise?  
  • Are you a person of integrity who exercises discretion when working with sensitive information?  
  • Do you have strong interpersonal communication skills? 

Career Paths

Health and Medical Administration Services
Health Information Records Administrator
HIPAA Compliance Officer
Electronic Health Records Specialist/Assistant
Clinical Assistant/Specialist
Medical Biller
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant