My friend, let me give you this advice the Yin and Yang family has learned. Nothing is as it seems. But you can never have "too much" education under your belt. Getting a job is about who you know now a days, it's not about education anymore. So please if it is something you think you might enjoy...... Go for it. 😊
Does anyone here know anything about a job in medical coding? Is it worth going to school for? Any other details would be appreciated.
My daughter took this training Danae. The books are expensive and she had to go to classes on Saturday for 12 weeks I believe. After passing the class and getting the license, every medical place wants a person with at least a years experience. Since she can't quit her day job to shadow someone to get some experience, not looking good for job. You have to continue training and keep up with all the changes in medical coding. It seems she is always taking another class online. She said someday maybe. That's all I know.
Depends on how long the program is and how much it costs. Then you have to consider if the time and effort is really worth the $16 an hour? From your other comments I would say it's a good idea if the program is short and cheap. Since attending university later in life isn't a very good idea when you're actually trying to save for retirement.
You can usually get an entry level job at a hospital in "Registration". It is at this point you start to learn coding (you mean for billing and such, right?). I believe there are some 2 year degrees, and most of this stuff can actually be done online, but best advice is to get your foot in the door in "Hospital Registration".