Hiring managers consider more than just education and credentials. While browsing social media and attending local and national coding conferences, I frequently note aspiring coders expressing frustration in getting their first break into medical coding. The usual complaint is that employers won’t hire them without coding experience. As someone who has been in a hiring ...
I do a lot of mentoring and networking. And as a result, I hear from newly-certified coders, who have their CPC-A  and who are having trouble finding a job because most employers are looking for people who have experience. It feels like a Catch-22 because a new coder can’t get experience to have experience for ...
Feb 1st, 2019
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AAPC is aware of the needs of its recently certified coders and is seeking opportunities to help them gain work experience by partnering with employers to provide externships in the fields they’ve trained so hard to enter. As an officer, you undoubtedly have apprentice coders at your meetings that could benefit from this program. You ...
Passion and determination will prevent you from getting tripped up. Starting a career after earning a degree of certification, or changing careers later in life, has obstacles. You feel euphoric, accomplished, and eager to start your job search. But it can be difficult to get your foot in the door without hands-on experience. For example, ...
Dec 22nd, 2014
Employment rates and salaries reflect healthcare business professionals’ rising marketability. By Michelle A. Dick and Rachel Momeni AAPC’s 2014 Salary Survey proves that it’s a good time to be working on the business side of healthcare. Employment opportunities continue to rise for members, especially for apprentices. More members are earning higher education degrees than we’ve ever seen. Salaries...