AAPC supports members in their job search with tools like our jobs database, networking
opportunities through local chapters, educational events, and our online discussion forums,
and Project Xtern helps newly certified medical coders gain experience by matching them
up with employers.
Members can utilize the AAPC jobs database to
quickly search thousands of available health care positions using search criteria
like a job title, required skills, medical specialty, or other keywords. Search
by distance from a zip code or search nationwide. The tool pulls open positions
from across the internet for a complete picture of the job market.
Network at a Local, Regional, or National Level
One of the best ways to find a new job is networking – talking to other
health care professionals and letting them know your specific skill-set and what
you’re looking for in case they know of any open positions. AAPC membership
offers face-to-face networking opportunities at local
chapter meetings, workshops, and conferences,
and online in our member forums.
AAPC offers externship placement through our Project
Xtern. The goal of the program is to help newly certified medical coders
qualify for a medical coding job by gaining valuable work experience. Project
Xtern is an ideal way to get your first taste of real-world knowledge and
experience in the medical coding field and gives potential employers an opportunity
to see you in action. It builds confidence and improves your research and