Having just recently graduated high school, most graduates deal with an obvious concern: what to do next? Should I go to college or should I get a job? What suits me best or what am I good at doing? These are common questions. We finish school and we have no idea what to do next. Because of the lack of experience in certain areas, most graduates don’t know what career to pursue. Most people don’t even realize that some domains are connected providing a career to follow. Take for example biology and coding; it probably never occurred to you that biology can be useful for anyone other than future doctors or coding for anyone other than computer programmers. Well linking these two together results in medical coding, an attractive interdisciplinary career. Take a moment to consider this profession, it might surprise you how suited you are for this job. If you have knowledge in biology and programming this job is a great choice for you.
If you were always into biology or loved coding you could always choose to be a medical biller and coder. It’s a much more relaxing job than being a doctor or nurse but you still have to learn about the medical terminology; if you were a fan of biology in school you would be perfect for this job. Of course there is the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam that you have to pass to obtain a medical coding certification, but that won’t be a problem for those who have studied coding in school and for this career you cannot have a problem with working long hours on a computer. Programming classes in school are not much different for what you will have to deal with if you chose this career. The only unpleasant part about this job is that you have to remember a lot of terminology, but that won’t be a problem for people with good memory and a passion for anatomy.
So if you are doubtful of what career to choose after graduating think about what you really liked learning in school and find out if you can pursue a career path in that way. If biology was second nature for you or you found programming a piece of cake, medical coding could be the career for you, so why not give it a try?