So, which administrative jobs in the healthcare industry are the hot jobs for 2016? The top five are listed below.
The healthcare industry will see more employment growth than any other industry through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth isn’t limited to positions requiring medical degrees; there are also plenty of healthcare administrative jobs.
The 2016 OfficeTeam Salary Guide is out, and salary gains are strong for administrative roles in the healthcare industry. Many healthcare specialty jobs are forecast to see starting salary growth above the average of 3.8 percent for all administrative jobs in 2016. Medical coding is the frontrunner, with three of the top five positions with the best salary growth requiring this expertise.
1. (tie) Member Services/Enrollment Manager
Starting salaries are expected to increase 4.8 percent in 2016, to the range of $58,750 to $78,250. These professionals oversee staff who take calls from providers and members with inquiries about claims, benefits and other issues.
1. (tie) Certified Medical Coding Manager
This job is also forecast to see starting salaries increase 4.8 percent, to between $72,750 and $96,250. Certified Medical Coding Managers oversee the daily operations of the coding department and must possess the Certified Coding Specialist designation.
2. Customer Service/Member Services Representative/Enrollment Specialist
With more people enrolling in health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act, these professionals are needed to handle the growing volume of questions and service needs. Starting salaries are expected to increase 4.7 percent, to the range of $33,500 to $45,250.
3. (tie) Certified Coding Specialist
Certified Coding Specialists will see starting salaries increase 4.6 percent in 2016, to between $54,250 and $71,500. Typically working in a hospital setting, they refer to a patient’s medical chart and select proper codes to classify procedures performed, diagnostic information collected and treatment provided. This position requires a Certified Coding Specialist certification.
3. (tie) Certified Professional Coder
The job duties are the same as those for a certified coding specialist, but these professionals typically work in a physician’s office. A Certified Professional Coder designation is required. Starting salaries are forecast to increase 4.6 percent, to the range of $54,000 to $71,250.
The administrative salary ranges given are national averages at the time of hire. To customize the ranges above to reflect your city and to learn more about trends in healthcare administrative jobs, download a free copy of the latest OfficeTeam Salary Guide.