Your New Healthcare Career Soars at Ball State

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Use your Amazon Career Choice benefit to spread your wings in a new direction and fulfill your passion and purpose in healthcare. Our 100% virtual instructor-led career training is taught by experts in the healthcare field who understand adult learners with competing priorities. 

A Ball State education is already known to be valuable, accessible, and affordable. Lifetime Learning by Ball State offers flexible programs for adult learners who want to learn, grow, and thrive. Our seamless experience is on your terms—your timetable, your lifestyle, your goals. It also means quicker access to knowledge and skills that you can put to work right away. 

Ball State credentials and degrees are valued by employers. 91% of healthcare students quickly find jobs. Ball State is ranked as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Come FLY with us.

Medical Billing and Coding

The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.


Session Details and Markets

Prepares you to take the to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certification (MBCS). All exam fees are included in cost. 

Eligible Market locations: Louisville, KY, Illinois, Indiana

Schedule 1: Monday, Wednesday

6pm – 9:30pm EST (Instructor Lecture 2.5 hours & Self-Study 1 hour)

July 15, 2024 – October 9, 2024

Schedule 2: Tuesday, Thursday

12pm – 3:30pm EST (Instructor Lecture 2.5 hours & Self-Study 1 hour)

July 16, 2024 – October 8, 2024

Career Outlook

8% growth in Medical Billing and Coding jobs by 2032


Average starting salary range $42,467-$51,546 in markets served


80 hours 100% virtual

Program Length

Certificate of Completion

Total Cost

$2,399; See FAQs for more cost detail

Clinical Medical Assistant 

The Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals, and outpatient facilities.


Session Details and Markets

Prepares you to take the National Workforce Career Assessment (NWCA) or National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. NWCA Certification voucher is included, and students will be given the NWCA in class. 

Louisville, KY:

Schedule 1:

Monday, Wednesday; 6pm – 9:30pm EST

Thursday (office hours/virtual labs); 6pm – 7:30pm EST

July 15, 2024 – October 9, 2024

Schedule 2:

Tuesday, Friday; 12pm – 3:30pm EST

Saturday (office hours/virtual labs); 9:30am – 11pm EST

July 16, 2024 – October 8, 2024

Career Outlook

5-7% growth in Clinical Medical Assistant by 2029


Average starting salary range $36,995-$50,580

(, midpoint to 90th percentile)

Program Length

100 hours over 10 weeks

100% virtual

Total Cost

$2,595; See FAQs for more cost detail


Certificate of Completion

Apply to Jump Start Your Career in Healthcare


Fill out this online program application to begin your Career Conversation with 

Ball State’s Career Success Coach. 

Within Amazon A to Z, follow the steps for getting started. Select Healthcare, Clinical Medical Assistant or Medical Billing and Coding, Location, and "Ball State Lifetime Learning." 


Once approved, our Career Success Coach will verify your approval within the Amazon Student portal.

A member of our dedicated Amazon Career Choice team will then finalize your enrollment.


Career Services Support: Guiding Your Career Transition

As an Amazon Career Choice participant, you receive dedicated career success coaching as you prepare for your new, in-demand healthcare career. Our Lifetime Learning Success Coach provides the following services:

  • Individual Career Conversation with a Career Success Coach who knows the Amazon Career Choice program.
  • Student success tips for academic progress and completion
  • Job search strategies including resume-writing tips and personalized review, LinkedIn profile, Interviewing Skills, digital badge sharing, and more.

Employer Partnerships for Job Placement

Lifetime Learning by Ball State is thrilled to partner with:

Louisville CEO Council (CEOC):

  • Dedicated recruiters
  • Healthcare employers across the continuum of care

IU Health – Indiana:

  • Dedicated HR contacts
  • Openings across the State of Indiana

Hiring Network

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my Amazon Career Choice voucher?

You must request your payment request through Amazon A to Z. You should select Ball State University and program Clinical Medical Assistant.

How much will I have to pay and when will I be billed?

Your Amazon Career Choice benefit covers 100% of the cost of this program. Amazon will be billed after the third week of class (you pay nothing).

What if I change my mind? Can I get a Refund?

Ball State offers a special refund policy just for Amazon Career Choice associates:

  • Student withdraws in first week of class – full refund
  • Student withdraws in second week of class, and received 90% of tuition back
  • Student withdraws in third week of class, and receives 80% of tuition back
  • No refund after third week of class

What are the minimum education requirements for these programs?

A High School diploma or GED is required to sit for the certification exams. Basic computer skills and intermediate English language fluency is also required.

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