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Gain skills to work as a medical secretary in dental or medical offices and health clinics in as few as 9 months in the Carrington College Medical Billing and Coding certificate program. For cost estimates, refer to our academic catalog.

At a Glance

  • Get ready to work in medical offices in as few as 9 months

  • Prepare for a career as the face of a health care provider

  • Offered online for your convenience

  • Certificate or degree options available

  • Affordable tuition varies by location, learn more now

About the Program

What Will I Learn

Students in Carrington College’s Medical Billing and Coding program prepare to work in medical offices. There they will act as the face of the practice, often working with patients, scheduling appointments and manning the phones.

In addition to technical course, the degree program includes a broad base of general education course offerings, including: 

  • English writing and composition
  • Computer literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social sciences
  • Science

About Online Learning

At Carrington, we believe learning should be at the pace of the student. That’s why we offer online options to allow students to learn anytime, anywhere while continuing to work for their current employer. 

Earn a certificate of achievement or an associate of science degree in Medical Billing and Coding via this online program option.

All it takes to get started is unrestricted access to a computer with reliable Internet access and an email account.

What do I need to Succeed in Online Learning?

You Need Focus

From phones buzzing and beeping to people all around you, there are plenty of distractions. You’ll need a quiet place where you can focus and concentrate.

You Need To Write

Online learning means you’ll be submitting your assignments with written responses. So it’s pretty important that you’re comfortable writing.

You Need Self-Discipline

You have more freedom to study around your schedule. You’ll need to stay motivated, learn the material, and meet all your deadlines.

Career Opportunities

The medical billing and coding field employs professionals who are responsible for the organization and accurate maintenance of patient medical records. As an important part of the medical office, medical secretaries are in high demand. According to ONet Online, the projected growth for medical secretaries is 11% between 2018 and 2028. This is much faster than the average employment growth in the same period1.

According to ONet Online, the median salary for a medical secretary in May 2018 was $17.19 an hour or $35,760 annually.1 For detailed regional information please visit

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify. 

For complete information on current tuition costs please see the Academic Catalog

The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.

Accreditation and Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit

Read Our Career Guide On Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding is a part of the medical reimbursement cycle, and actually encompasses two separate jobs. Medical billers need to keep track of patient procedures and billing records to make sure they receive payment.

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