I am a CPC-A. Unfortunately, companies want 2-5 years of experience before hiring. Does any one have any tips on how to get a foot in the door? I'm convinced that with proper training I would do an excellent job for any company. It's so discouraging. It feels like I wasted my tuition and a year of my life to get this credential with no job to show for it. In the meantime, I am substitute teaching to make some for of income.