Entry Level Coding Jobs

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Entry Level Coding Job

Once I pass the CPC Exam, what types of entry level coding jobs should I look into?
I really can't tell you a type you can look for, but maybe you can post your resume on different career websites such as monster.com or indeed.com, as well as through AAPC networking.

When I competed my medical billing and coding certificate course in 2010, I posted my resume on both job sites and was hired by a physician's office as a medical billing, coding, and insurance specialist. I worked alongside and awesome lady who was trained in the office rather than academically. However, she was not knowledgeable of billing/coding guidelines etc. I got the opportunity to utilize what I learned, but last year I had to move on as the billing department was being "relocated/phased out".

Due to my years, knowledge, and experience in billing, I was quickly called for interviews through the posting of my resume on the job sites. Within 2 weeks of being told my job would end within 4 months, I was hired. It's a year since I've been employed in my present job, but I decided that I would not be "caught" at the end of this year without my CPC certification. So, I registered on 3/1/19 and began studying for my exam that was scheduled for 3/29/19. I passed.

Just try to get your foot in the door for more experience and to remove the "A" status if after passing you will be an apprentice. After 2 years, you will not be at entry level and have the knowledge to move up or move onto a coding or billing/coding job. But post on various websites; it never hurts to do so. Try linkedin.com as well.

All the best,

Karen Coy-Marin, CPC
 
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I really can't tell you a type you can look for, but maybe you can post your resume on different career websites such as monster.com or indeed.com, as well as through AAPC networking.

When I competed my medical billing and coding certificate course in 2010, I posted my resume on both job sites and was hired by a physician's office as a medical billing, coding, and insurance specialist. I worked alongside and awesome lady who was trained in the office rather than academically. However, she was not knowledgeable of billing/coding guidelines etc. I got the opportunity to utilize what I learned, but last year I had to move on as the billing department was being "relocated/phased out".

Due to my years, knowledge, and experience in billing, I was quickly called for interviews through the posting of my resume on the job sites. Within 2 weeks of being told my job would end within 4 months, I was hired. It's a year since I've been employed in my present job, but I decided that I would not be "caught" at the end of this year without my CPC certification. So, I registered on 3/1/19 and began studying for my exam that was scheduled for 3/29/19. I passed.

Just try to get your foot in the door for more experience and to remove the "A" status if after passing you will be an apprentice. After 2 years, you will not be at entry level and have the knowledge to move up or move onto a coding or billing/coding job. But post on various websites; it never hurts to do so. Try linkedin.com as well.

All the best,

Karen Coy-Marin, CPC
Thanks, Karen. But how do you get around the Big Catch 22?
 
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