I live in the Springfield Mo area and am due to take my exam in June. When I signed up for the courses I just completed the recruiter told me there was a big demand for medical coders. I can't even get an interview. They all tell me the same thing, call us when you have a couple of years experience. I am getting very discouraged. I also have time working against me since I am 60 years old and a male. I know discrimination is illegal, but I had one HR recruiter tell me that they have an all female coding staff and do think a male would fit in. Anyone got any ideas?