Altierus Career College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Billing & Coding

1.61 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,009 - $21,388
17% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Elle J - 9/7/2016
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2004
"I graduated from here back in 2004 and it's now 2016 and I still have not found a job in the Medical Field! I'm thankful I have a job but all they did was lie to the students selling false hopes and dreams. Even one of their employees said the same thing!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
S.s - 11/5/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2007
"Everest college is the worst college. I did MIBC (Medical Billing & Coding ) from there on 2007 and still couldn't find a job. Before I join they told me that they're going to help me to find a job but after I finish my class I called them many time but they never help me. Every time I call them they ask me to send my resume and the'll call me back but they never do. I spend almost $9,000 for nothing. They just want your money that's it. Please guys don't waste your time and money on this college."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha Rhodes - 3/9/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2012
"I went to the school in Bremerton. The teachers were very nice but HORRIBLE at their jobs. It's basically a self taught course for a certificate you don't even need to do the actual jobs. They will come at you mercilessly for the useless tuition. My advice is to stay clear of this terrible institution, you're much better off using wikipedia to get the skill sets they teach, honestly. On several occasions the "counselors" pulled me into their office and tried to coach me on professionalism, they had nothing but pompous and arrogant attitudes and were honestly quite useless. They do a lot of flash and pizazz to get you to think you're actually getting an education but you're not. Don't end up like me with a useless certificate and $16,000 in debt, it's just not worth it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tasha Mack - 12/17/2014
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2008
"I learned after graduating with high honors that this college was really only a program. Only real colleges have credits toward a real credited university. The career department is a joke I had to come up with all of my own career path decisions everything from the resume to enterviews and getting and actual job in the field I had study for, to find out that only temporary agencies were only willing to hire me. Medical billing and coding is a joke because this title equals to bill collector in the medical field which is very rear in real world. Look I went two year depending on My MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING TITLE while being told over and over again that I basically needed a real college education to work in this field in a hospital or clinic. I just graduated from a community college which gave me an associates degree so that I can really transfer my college credits to a university to work in administration is in the hospital which are what medical biller and coder do there. AND now I'm stuck with the $12,000 bill from Everest that a complete waste of time and not to mention my money.but what can I say I love and I learn.....please go to your community colleges or universities please stay away from all private colleges that you cannot use your credits to go towards university or real associates or bachelors degrees that the real world ask you for in order to get a nice respectful paying job or career......"
4.0 out of 5 stars
GLOLAN - 8/5/2014
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2014
"IN 2012 I ATTENDED EVEREST COLLEGE ONTARIO CALIFORNIA AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM. AS AN OLDER ADULT THE EXPERIENCE THERE WAS WELCOMING A TRUE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF AGES. AFTER DISCOVERING THAT THIS FIELD LIMITED ME AS A SINGLE PARENT WITH HOURS AND DAYS OF THE WEEK, I DECIDED TO RETURN EVEREST AND TAKE THE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING PROGRAM. MY CURRENT INSTRUCTOR IS AMAZING SHE IS HELPFUL AND PATIENT AS THE ENVIRONMENT IS EVER CHANGING. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COLLEGE TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A SHORT TERM SCHOOL GOAL FOR A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE."
1.0 out of 5 stars
J Reathaford - 7/7/2014
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2014
"They suck you with the belief they really want to help you better yourself. My first instructor was great. She knew what she was talking about. Half way through our second mod she was fired. The other instructor was a really nice lady but didn't know anything about coding. That was what we were there to learn. We ended up generally teaching ourselves. The Claimgear computer system is a joke and had glitches and wouldn't work half the time. They have been cleaning house in the Career Services, Admissions and Instructors. Not one that I started with is there any longer. What a huge cluster."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Montisha Ratliff - 1/25/2013
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2013
"ALOT OF PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT GOING TO EVEREST AND NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND A JOB BUT I JUST RECENTLY GOT HIRED FOR MEDICAL BILLING AT A REPUTABLE ESTABLISHMENT. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU, YOU HAVE TO BE A GO GETTER AND BE DETERMINED TO MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE. WHENI STARTED GOING THEIR I DIDN'T HAVE MY HIGHSCHOOL DIPLOMA I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND MY CLASSES WHILE AT THE SAME TIME WORKING ON MY GED. EVEREST PROVIDED THE TUTORING AND PAID FOR MY TEST. I PASSED IT THE FIRST TIME. I MAINTAINED A 3.5 GPA WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL AND I HAD EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE. I CREATED A PORTFOLIO FOR EMPLOYERS TO LOOK AT WHEN I WENT ON INTERVIEWS SO THEY COULD GET AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF GRADES I GOT IN SCHOOL AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON I WAS. I WAS IN THE IGNITER PROGRAM AT EVEREST AND ALL THESE THINGS MADE A DIFFERENCE. I DIDN'T SIT AND WAIT FOR EVEREST TO LOOK FOR ME A JOB. CAREER SERVICES WAS VERY HELPFUL IN HELPING ME CREATE MY RESUME, AND I BUILT A RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERYONE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TO THE SECURITY GUARD. I MADE SURE THAT I KNEW EVERYONE AND THAT EVERYONE KNEW ME. I STAYED OUT OF DRAMA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND WHENEVER I HAD AN ISSUE I ALWAYS VOICED MY OPINION. EVEREST IS NOT THE BEST SCHOOL AND ITS NOT THE WORST BUT ALOT PEOPLE DO NOT FIND JOBS BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY."