I just finished my internship in medical coding. I'll be receiving my school certificate shortly and need to test for national certification very soon. There is lots of great info in the above posts, but I would also suggest that you take a look at the AAPC and AHIMA websites and their forums.
I have always loved the medical field, but for several reasons I couldn't be a nurse/PA/etc even if I wanted to (which I would!). I previously went to college for art, received my BFA, then realized my heart wasn't truly in it. My DH suggested I look into coding since he has a friend in the field and he knows how much I love medical - I loved it from the start.
Another big draw to coding was the potential to work from home - I've mentioned before that I am an introvert, so just let me work, don't bother me, let me figure out the details and I'll do just fine!
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