Coding specialists are in demand in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, community nursing services, and healthcare insurance companies. Many government agencies also require coding expertise. As healthcare evolves and increased scrutiny is placed on the reimbursement process and accuracy of medical claims, the need for qualified medical coders is increasing dramatically. The need for accurate, skilled coders is acute in Minnesota and throughout the nation.


With the arrival of managed care and the increased complexity of obtaining third party reimbursement for medical care, there is a steadily increasing demand for qualified medical coders. Employment opportunities exist in doctors' offices, outpatient facilities, public and home health agencies, hospice organizations, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities.

Possible Job Titles

Coding Specialist, Data Quality Supervisor, Auditor, Director of Reimbursement or Coding Research Manager