Fire Science Technology

 

Job Outlook

Campus(s):Blue River: Public Safety Institute
Contact: 816.604.6700

Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good. Technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median annual earnings: $28,030 in 2006. The middle 50% earned between $22,420 and $35,990.
  • Demand: An additional 30,000 workers will be needed by 2016.
  • Salary: Varies depending upon the type of job and responsibilities involved. Averages for salaries are between $20,000 and $30,000 for new graduates.

Possible job titles

  • Health Data Analyst
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Records Technician
  • Clinical Coding Specialist/Physician Practice Manager
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Where you can work

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical group practice
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • FBI (to investigate Medicare fraud and abuse)
Last Modified: 9/19/11