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Question by Sylvan: What’s the Medical Coding Salary in Mississippi and what certification do I need for coder jobs in MS?
Answer by Sherlyn
The starting salary for medical coders in MS is around $ 28,000 a year (up to $ 13/hour). With experience and the right credentials, specialists can earn up to $ 50,000 or more ($ 27/hour).
For careers, jobs and employment in this southern state, you will need to pass a national certification exam like CCS from AHIMA or CPC from AAPC which is the largest organization in the US for coding certification. You can study online or at your local community college and sit for the CPC exam in any part of Mississippi.
Here’s a Google document that explains the certification requirements & salary figures in MS:
This information holds true for all the major cities, towns and neighborhoods in the state as well:
• Olive Branch
Most importantly, make sure you get a good study guide with practice tests for the Mississippi medical coding certification exam. This will help you pass both the MS state and US exams.
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