Best In-Demand Non-Clinical Healthcare Careers to Consider


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You don’t need to be a physician to have a high paying job in the healthcare field. Non-physicians fill some of the highest paid jobs in the healthcare industry! Healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment.

There are clear indications that healthcare is going to be a major sector that stimulates economic growth and contribute to employment. Over 40 million new jobs are expected to be generated by 2020, as per a report titled 'India's New Opportunities-2020' by the All India Management Association, Boston Consulting Group and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The Indian healthcare industry also has advantages over other developing countries in becoming a global hub for medical tourism. The medical treatment and educational services in India are a fraction of the cost in developed countries. 

This article explores the few highest paid non-physician jobs in healthcare industry.

1. Medical Coder
Medical coders play an important role in the healthcare system. In a sense, medical coders are the translators of the healthcare industry. They convert patients’ medical records and physicians’ notes into specially designed codes so insurance companies can accurately bill for the services patients receive. Because these healthcare professionals have access to sensitive patient information, they also need to be well-versed in government regulations surrounding healthcare privacy and electronic health records.

This role may sound simple, but it’s essential work that keeps a healthcare provider’s financial records in tip-top shape. If you’re detail-oriented and don’t mind staying on top of changing regulations, this non-clinical career could be for you.

2. Health Information Technician
Technology is changing the way the healthcare industry works, especially where electronic health records (EHRs) are involved. Health information technicians (HITs) are the professionals responsible for ensuring that a patient’s EHRs are accurate and secure. They also analyze data on patient outcomes.

3. Healthcare Manager
Healthcare managers oversee the day-to-day operations of a medical department. They set and monitor budgets, train new staff members to their team and look for ways to increase efficiency and quality of care.

4. Healthcare Administrator
Healthcare administrators are the leaders of their medical facility. They set financial goals for their facility, create policies that benefit patient care and ensure that their facility stays in compliance with healthcare regulations.

5. Medical Transcriptionist
Medical transcription (MT)  is the manual processing of voice reports dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals into text format. Healthcare providers voice-record their notes and  transcriptionists convert the voice files to text, typically in digital format. Electronic data is increasingly required for compliance with Health IT and electronic health record (EHR) initiatives. 

Choose the right healthcare career for you. 

Now that you’ve pictured yourself in the role of these non-clinical healthcare careers, you know that it’s possible to make a difference without working in direct patient care. Maybe one of these occupations stood out from all the rest, or maybe you’re still feeling a little fuzzy on your future healthcare career. You can contact the support team at CIGMA Medical Coding Academy in Kochi to get gain a better clarity on the healthcare career that’s right for you.

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