8 ways nurses can make extra cash
6. Medical Coding
Again, you’ll have to invest a bit to become certified. Medical coding involves classifying medical procedures and diagnoses with the proper medical billing codes so that claims will be processed by insurance companies. An understanding of medical terminology is an asset, and as a nurse, you already have that. The jobs are typically in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices, but there opportunities to work from home as well. The Internet has plenty of information on becoming certified and finding jobs.
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