Career Paths & Consumer Information for the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Adminstration Program
Looking for a program that leads to diverse career opportunities?
Students completing the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program pursue a variety of career paths that match their strengths and interests. Graduates of this program are prepared for the following recognized occupations (as defined by O*NET–SOC codes, which are used by workforce professionals to create job orders):
- 29-2071.00 - Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- 43-6011.00- Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistants
- 43-6013.00 - Medical Secretaries
- 43-6014.00 - Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
- 43-3021.02- Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
For a description of each category, please go to: http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk/
Successful participation in this program enables you to apply for entry-level positions including the following:
- Medical Secretary
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Biller
- Medical Coder
- Patient Coordinator
- Hospital Unit Secretary
- Patient Services Representative
- Medical Insurance Claims Processor
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical Chart Auditor
- Secretary (non-medical)
- Administrative Assistant (non-medical)
- Receptionist (non-medical)
Associates in Primary Care
Medical Chart Auditor
First Physicians Group
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Medical Billing Associate
Barrington Urgent Care
Medical Coding Specialist
Tri County Medical
Program Name Change*
Medical Billing & Coding/Office Adminstration is the new program name for students who enroll in class starts beginning in fall 2011. Consumer information and statistics are for the Medical/Dental Office Management program, which was name of the program when it was first offered in 2008, through the first half of 2011. Tuition and Fees are for the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program during 2011-2012.
Graduation and Employment Rates
Accredited Career and Technical Schools are held to high standards of graduation and employment. We calculate on-time program completion and employment according to the formula established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC sets as a benchmark a minimum of 70% training related employment for each program each year.
MTTI’s goal is education for employment. We count as employed only those graduates whose employment can be verified in occupations related to the program of study. We understand the value of continuing education after completing a program at MTTI, and also recognize there are many reasons that a graduate might not go into program-related employment directly after school. However, we do not count as employed those graduates who:
- Pursue additional education at another school (and do not work)*
- Enter the military (unless they accept program-related work within the military)*
- Are unable to work while ill or injured*
- Remain in or return to their past (non-related) jobs
- Move and/or change contact information and can not be reached to obtain their employment information
- Are not seeking employment while handling special family needs
- Choose (for other reasons) not to obtain employment at this time
*We can remove someone from the total number of graduates after obtaining (where possible) specific documentation (e.g., death certificate, physician's note confirming permanent or long-term disability, documentation of military service, proof of continuing education)
Current Program Year: 2011-2012 & Evening 2010-2011
- 26 students graduated; 23 were hired in training-related positions. The employment rate for the Medical Billing & Coding / Office Administration program for 2011-12 is: 88%.
- 4 students graduated from the evening program; 3 were hired in training-related positions. The employment rate for the Medical Billing & Coding / Office Administration 2010-11 evening program is 75%. (*This reflects students enrolled between 7/1/10 and 6/30/11. This is a 60-week, part-time program. Therefore students from 09-10 may be enrolled.)
Past Program Years:
- Of 35 graduates 24 were hired in training-related positions. The employment rate for the Medical/Dental Office Management* program for program year 2008-2009 is 69%.
- Of 36 graduates 27 were hired in training-related positions. One graduated was documented as having returned to school for further education. Another was documented as medically unable to work. The employment rate for the Medical/Dental Office Management* program for program year 2009-2010 is 79%.
- Of 8 graduates in the night program 5 or 63% were hired in training related positions. (*This reflects students enrolled between 7/1/07 and 6/30/08. This is a 60-week, part-time program. Therefore students from 06-07 may be enrolled.)
- Of 32 graduates 27 were hired in training-related positions. The employment rate for the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program for program year 2010-2011 is 84%.
We strive to meet and exceed ACCSC's benchmark of 70% training related employment for every program each year. However, the actual percentage of graduates employed (in both training related and non-related occupations) may be higher than training related employment alone. We assist each graduate for as long as they are interested in and willing to seek employment; therefore, the employment numbers and percentages are not necessarily final. As graduates continue to seek work and enter into employment, employment percentages can increase.
MTTI is proud of our many successfully employed graduates. To learn how we prepare students for successful employment, please see the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program page and also read our graduates’ Success Stories.
On-time Completion Rate
The on-time completion rate is the number of students who completed the program within the normal time during the most recent program year (for which information is available). There may be additional students that successfully graduated after taking a Leave-of-Absence (LOA) because they had documented medical issues or a death in the family, etc.. There may also be additional students who transferred to a part-time program and subsequently graduated. These graduates are not figured into the on-time graduation rate.
Current Program Year: 2012-2013
- Of the 33 students who began the program, 24 graduated, resulting in an 73% graduation rate. 14 of the 24 students that graduated during the 2012-2013 program year completed on-time. Therefore, the on-time completion rate for the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program for program year 2012-2013 is 58%
Past Program Years
- The on-time completion rate for this program during 2008-2009 is 97%. The total graduation rate for this program during 2008-2009 is 81%.
- The on-time completion rate for the evening program during 2008-2009 is 100%.
- The on-time completion rate for this program during 2009-20010 is 93%. The total graduation rate for this program during 2009-2010 is 88%.
- The on-time completion rate for the evening program during 2009-2010 is 100%.
- The on-time completion rate for this program during 2010-2011 is 91%.
- The on-time graduation rate for this program during 2011-2012 is 100%. The total graduation rate for this program during 2011-2012 is 74%.
Cost for the Medical Billing & Coding/Office Administration program
Costs listed for this program are tuition and fees before any Title IV funding loans are applied. Most students qualify for loan and/or grant assistance. Tuition and supplies for this is program during 2014-2015* are:
- $50 for the Application Fee
- $100.00 for Textbook/Supplies
- $15,150 for Tuition (includes scrubs/uniforms, coding and other course books, membership to the American Academy of Professional Coders, Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam fee, and a portfolio)
*NOTE: According to the Gainful Employment regulations, the GE chart reports tuition and books/supplies for 2012-2013. The 2014-2015 costs shown above are the ones currently in effect for incoming students.
Median Loan Debt
The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the Medical/Dental Office Management* program during 2012-2013 is broken down into several categories:
- The Title IV loan debt (amount borrowed) is $8,360.00
- The private education loan debt (amount borrowed) is $0
- The amount owed on MTTI institutional finance plans is $0