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    Default Near Graduation Just completed Internship attempting to get a job with no experience

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    Hello fellow coders. I am in Louisville Kentucky and am just about to graduate with my Associates in Medical Billing and Coding. I just completed my internship and have gained tremendous experience from the time I have done that but do not have any on the job experience in coding. Most jobs I am looking at want bare minimum of 6 months experience in coding. Anyone have any suggestions for me as far as how to get an employer to give a future new grad a chance ?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Mobile, AL


    Most advice I have had is to try to get in a medical office at the front desk or medical records. Im gonna go beating the bushes with my resume!!! Someone out there has to hire a newbie!!! I am going to take my CPC in October. Good Luck!!! Dont give up!!!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville Florida Chapter


    Congratulations on being so closing to finishing! I'm right there with you. I'm in Jacksonville, Fl and I've got about a month left before I finish my AA in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Even though I've finished by externship, I too have no real coding experience. I was in a billing department for mine, so the closest I got to coding was auditing. I really enjoyed auditing over billing, but still would have liked to code. I was hoping on getting a job offer at my externship site, but no such luck. They hired someone new about a week before I completed by externship. :-(

    Hopefully, I'll be taking my CPC in October to add to the resume. I feel good about it because I've already taken one practice exam and passed as a part of an abstracting class I'm taking. I've got two more practice exams to go, so I'll see if the first one was just a fluke.

    Good luck to us all with our certifications and job hunt!

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