A growing number of medical coding job postings for low income patients are coming online, with some employers offering medical coding positions in places like San Francisco, according to an article by Next Big Futures.
The listings are being made available to medical professionals across a range of industries, from medical devices and equipment manufacturers to dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists and veterinarians.
There are also listings for software engineers and other technology-savvy positions, the article said.
The listings are made available through an open-source tool, which is a web-based platform that allows job seekers to request an interview.
The job seekers can submit their resume, a cover letter and pay stub.
The employer has the option to pay for the interview or take it off the list if it does not meet their qualifications, according the article.
The company that makes the listing has the right to reject a job if it doesn’t meet the listing’s requirements.
While the company is responsible for vetting the job applicants and vetting the hiring process, it also has the discretion to reject the job if there are any discrepancies, according Next Big.
In some cases, the company may refuse to hire a job applicant.
The healthcare industry is seeing an increase in medical coding, said Jessica Biermann, an analyst with Forrester Research.
The job seekers have to be able to read and write basic medical terminology and understand basic medical procedures, said Bierman, who is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern California.
The medical coding is often used by healthcare organizations and others to better tailor their services to the needs of their patients.
The coding is also used by the medical equipment companies, she said.
There are many ways to get a job in medical engineering, said Kevin Czajka, a senior vice president with Forrst Health, which sells medical equipment and services to medical facilities.
He said companies are looking for medical engineers who can quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.
Medical coding has grown exponentially since the 1970s and 1980s, said David Mazzotti, the president of the Medical Engineering Association, a trade group.
There have been over 100,000 new medical coding openings since 2011, according ToHED, a group that promotes and advocates for medical coding.
The number of new medical engineering jobs increased more than 50 percent from the first quarter of this year, according TOHED.
Some companies have offered medical coding work that pays well, but not enough to cover a family’s expenses, said Scott Hensley, president of CareerBuilder.
Other companies are using coding as an entry-level position and are offering pay well below the average salary.
In addition to the medical coding opportunities, the industry is growing in the way the government regulates healthcare, said Mark A. Riggs, a vice president of medical computing and engineering at Healthcare Professionals for Health Equity, a non-profit that supports medical coding companies.
Healthcare workers are expected to provide health care services for a living, he said.