Business Information Technology
Train for jobs in medical billing and office environments.
I-BEST classes help students understand the fundamentals of medical terminology and human anatomy, to begin studies in medical billing, and medical record keeping. Additional BSTEC courses help students obtain computer skills for word processing, preparing spreadsheets, working with databases and desktop publishing.
Two I-BEST supported classes BSTEC 104 & AHE 110) at the beginning of this career path will provide: Vocabulary building (preparing for medical terminology); note taking; notebook organization; additional practice with skills learned in other classes; sentence and paragraph structure; and analyzing information.
Business Information Technology Stackable Edmonds College Certificates Available starting with I-BEST:
- Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate
- Health Care Administration - Medical Office Certificate
- Medical Receptionist/Secretary
- Patient Registration Clerks
- Medical Claims Clerks
- Medical Records Assistants
Entry-level earnings about $16.39-$19.68 per hour
Choices for Further College Study and Career Paths
Earn a higher certificate in a year or less for positions in entry-level medical office as:
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Billing Specialist
- Medical Clerk
- Medical Transcription
Increase earning potential at entry level to $19.00-22.33/hr
Earn a two-year Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Medical Information Technology. Prepare for employment as a coder/technician or manager/ supervisor in a hospital, ambulatory health care facility, skilled nursing facility, government health agency, pharmaceutical company, or with a medical product vendor.
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Find Out More About Business Information Technology
Visit: Business Information Technology website or call 425.640.1604
*Wage Source: Washington State Employment Security Department, 2013