I got certified in 2010, and immediately hit the "Minimum 2 years experience" wall. How, may I ask, is someone supposed to get experience if you have to have it already? I managed to get a little experience freelancing online, but I want a JOB with regular hours and benefits. PLEASE don't say that new coders aren't reliable or don't want to learn, because I have heard that as an excuse to cut us out of the job pool. It was my belief that a Coder I position was for new, entry-level coders so that they can get experience, but I have even seen Coder I positions advertised with minimum 2 years experience. If there is anyone out there near Laurel, MD, who is willing to give a new coder a chance, PLEASE let me know. Without a job, it has been a struggle to maintain my membership and CEUs. I haven't even been able to attend any of the seminars or the national conference, which I would LOVE to be able to attend. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!