I guess instructors are told to paint a fairy tale for the students. That we will be highly desirable for being new graduates and certified. The employers will eat us up!
I'll never forget being denied positions on my first three interviews. It was heartbreaking! Here I thought I went to school and got certified, where is my job?! Also, to be honest, I often felt I was discriminated against, due to my age!!
Instructors and institutions need to be straight forward and paint a realistic outlook for the upcoming coding professional. Many people feel they wasted their time and money after being repeatedly denied positions. In the end, they will give up.
Sadly, I think I'm one of the only people from my class to get into medical coding. Half of my peers got into medical reception and other jobs within the medical spectrum. The other half are still working in their old professions.
As for the employers, they complain they are understaffed, but will pass up dozens of newcomers. They will leave positions open for years, when they should implement a training program for the new coders. This program can help the employers bring the new coders up to their expectations, and train them to their preference.
Again, your key to success is based upon the old theory of survival of the fittest. Many will give up on the job quest, but if you maintain persistance, you will eventually end up in your desired profession.
Again, take it from me! After thousands of phone calls, sending five hundred resumes, and over forty interviews.....I have ARRIVED!! You just have to keep on keeping on, and don't let despair make you lose site of your ambitions!
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