Advance Student Center: “Things I Wish I Had Known As a Student”

AAPC member Julie Davis shares things she wishes she had known as a medical coding student working from home is easier said than done, finding a positions can be difficult as most companies are looking for experience, CEUs are annually required, and networking is a major career asset. This article is written to new coders or others who are looking to become a certified medical coder.

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4 Responses to “Advance Student Center: “Things I Wish I Had Known As a Student””

  1. Sonya Alissa Pearson says:

    I appreciate the honesty in this article for it is truly hard out here as a newly graduate to find any experience. I have taken the time to become certfied in three areas such as CPC-H, CPC, and CCA and can not find any work. Yes, she is right most companies would like for you have 2-3 years of experience when applying for a job but I am challenge on concept of gaining any experience. I think I have applied a every temp service in Georgia as well as every hospital…amazingly hard to get in door. Again, I appreciate the article and I will keep pressing on….never giving up.

  2. Patricia says:

    Excellent article!

  3. Pat Oldfield says:

    If you’re having a lot of trouble finding even an entry level job you may want to consider finding out why by seeing a career counselor. Most counties have a free program you can go to that will help you assess your interview skills and other areas you may need help with.

  4. Amparo Howell says:

    I should have known all of this before I took the course. I spend a lot of money!

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