As all the people who were born during the boom years following the second World War age, the health-care field will be in even greater demand than it currently is. This means the opportunity for employment in various health-care fields will continue to grow. This not only means it will continue to be easy finding work for those who are well-trained and have the appropriate education, it also means you will be able to find work pretty much anywhere in the world you may choose to live.
If you would like to become involved in this ever-expanding field, without the need for the extended and costly education needed to become a physician, you may want to consider the field of medical billing and coding. People working in this field will find employment opportunities in small and large cities everywhere. You would be responsible for various aspects of the health-care reimbursement system and medical coding procedures. These processes are used by health insurance companies, frequently as auditors, and are also employed by hospitals, doctors offices, medical diagnoses centers and more.
One of the aspects of this field that many find to be desirable is the opportunity for self-employment. Many people have successfully opened their own medical billing and coding practices. By becoming trained and getting some experience, you will have quite a few employment options available to you. The medical billing and coding salary will vary greatly depending on where you work and in what type of setting. As of 2011, some of the average figures for annual income in this field were over $50,000.00 for those with a degree and more than $40,000.00 for those without degrees. Again, the opportunities for work in this area are so vast that it can be difficult to determine just what will be possible for you.
These types of positions are growing in developing countries, small towns and large cities, making it possible to find work wherever you should end up living. Since there is no physical labor involved in this career, it means that you will be able to continue to work in this field for as long as you want.