The CPC exam was fierce. I am so thankful for the credential. While looking for a job though I really feel like a snowflake in an avalanche. In the past I worked as an operating room nurse for several years. I know that taking the awesome CGSC exam is NOT recommended without experience, but it is so tempting to try to take it for the sake of getting into that field. Set me straight! Am I being totally stupid to even try to take it? Would it be a waste of $$ without experience?