American Academy of Professional Coders vice president Daniel Schwebach visited the office of Mayor Oscar S. Moreno today to express their firm’s interest in putting up a local chapter in Cagayan de Oro. If pushed through, this will open a promising career to college graduates in the city especially in the field of nursing.
Medical coding is a specialty in the medical field that translates medical terminologies into standardized codes. According to Schwebach, an AAPC-certified medical coder usually earns not less than P100,000 per month excluding the signing bonus.
“This industry pays high wages and we have chosen Cagayan de Oro City because of its strong belief in education and wealth of professionals and nurses which is a good match for certified medical coders,” Schwebach said.
AAPC has already proposed to colleges and universities in Cagayan de Oro to integrate medical coding to the curriculum in nursing and other medical courses.
Local investment promotions officer Ms. Eileen San Juan expressed her gratitude to American Academy of Professional Coders because this would strengthen the BPO industry in Cagayan de Oro.
“We are very happy of AAPC’s keen interest to set up in our city as this will bridge the gap of unemployment, especially among unemployed nurses and professionals,” San Juan said.
City councilors Candy Darimbang and Bong Lao, Promote CDO president Ralph Paguio and Nimfa Along-Albania from Cagayan de Oro Trade and Investment Promotions Center were also there to welcome Mr. Schwebach and AAPC officials.
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