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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamShoop View Post
    Hello Everyone, I was recently offered a position as an entry level coder in a hospital. This is exciting because I just received my CPC-A less than 1 month ago. I have heard about a lot of people being unable to find employment for many months to years after they have completed their exams. I understand that is frustrating as I'm sure I would feel the same way.

    My situation, however was different. Some folks might not agree with this post, others will, but it needs to be written either way.

    When I first started taking medical coding classes, I prayed to God for help. I knew this was a new challenge for me to undertake, especially not having any prior health field experience. I must give all glory to God. He helped me, he helped push me through the challenging aspects of the course. I am a diligent bible reader, and it kept me encouraged and positive as I moved through each module of my coursework. I'm not trying to bring a religious debate on the AAPC forums, but I AM bringing the glory to God in front of thousands, because he deserves it. In my opinion, he was the ONE single source of success for me in the whole ordeal.

    He was my strength. As I made it through my course and completed it, it was because Jesus Christ was my strength. When I passed my final the first time, it was because of Him. When I passed the CPC exam the first time, it was because of Him. I have found an entry level coder job less than one month from certification. I had 3 interviews, and landed a job on the second one, all because of Him! I prayed constantly, I read my bible constantly, and I continued to speak positively about my situations. Before I even finished my course, I was thanking God for a job that I could not see, but believed that he would give me.

    All I'm trying to share, is that God is the reason my situation turned out somewhat differently than a lot of folks. I promised God that when all this good stuff happened I would tell as many folks as I could exactly WHY it happened. It is because he loved me and cared enough to see me successful. He is my source, my God, and he has given me a career that I can be proud of.

    I wish everyone success as you press forward. May God bless you all!
    "Reputation points" to you!!!!!

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    I am doing the same in my faith, and am trying to trust our Lord. But its so discouraging. Thank you for your post, it has given me new inspiration.
    Bless you is all your endeavors, and thanks for being so honest. I also prayed alot, especially with my friend the morning of the test. We were so out of it, BUT BOTH OF US PASSED WITH CPC FULLY BECAUSE OF OUR PAST EXPERIENCES. We never expected our past would be enough, BUT g-D SHOULD GET ALL THE GLORY. YOU ARE SO CORRECT.

    I HAVE BEEN honored with the new member coordinator officer position in my chapter, as well. It must be the plan for me, because a job has not come my way yet. Although, this is looking very good!!

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamShoop View Post
    Hello Everyone, I was recently offered a position as an entry level coder in a hospital. This is exciting because I just received my CPC-A less than 1 month ago. I have heard about a lot of people being unable to find employment for many months to years after they have completed their exams. I understand that is frustrating as I'm sure I would feel the same way.

    My situation, however was different. Some folks might not agree with this post, others will, but it needs to be written either way.

    When I first started taking medical coding classes, I prayed to God for help. I knew this was a new challenge for me to undertake, especially not having any prior health field experience. I must give all glory to God. He helped me, he helped push me through the challenging aspects of the course. I am a diligent bible reader, and it kept me encouraged and positive as I moved through each module of my coursework. I'm not trying to bring a religious debate on the AAPC forums, but I AM bringing the glory to God in front of thousands, because he deserves it. In my opinion, he was the ONE single source of success for me in the whole ordeal.

    He was my strength. As I made it through my course and completed it, it was because Jesus Christ was my strength. When I passed my final the first time, it was because of Him. When I passed the CPC exam the first time, it was because of Him. I have found an entry level coder job less than one month from certification. I had 3 interviews, and landed a job on the second one, all because of Him! I prayed constantly, I read my bible constantly, and I continued to speak positively about my situations. Before I even finished my course, I was thanking God for a job that I could not see, but believed that he would give me.

    All I'm trying to share, is that God is the reason my situation turned out somewhat differently than a lot of folks. I promised God that when all this good stuff happened I would tell as many folks as I could exactly WHY it happened. It is because he loved me and cared enough to see me successful. He is my source, my God, and he has given me a career that I can be proud of.

    I wish everyone success as you press forward. May God bless you all!
    Yay! God has blessed the works of your hands indeed. May you continue to be empowered to prosper in all you put your hands to do. To Him be the glory and honor forever!

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    Amen!

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    Congrats to you Adam. Perhaps you could pray for some of us that are struggling to find work in this field. Best of luck with everything.

    Dave

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    Hello Adam,

    I am so happy for you. Giving praise to God for all your success is wonderful because God
    is wonderful. You are an inspiration for me. This is a second career for me after retirement. I have taken the CPC exam twice, and is waiting for the results of the second exam. I will not give up because God is there for me too.
    God continue to bless you.



    Addie

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    Thank you for your wonderful testimony and congrats on the new job so soon after certification.

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    Congratulations Adam on your achievements, and more so for not being ashamed to give Praise to where it is due. Praise God...

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    I applied and interviewed at a major hospital in my state, but didn't get the job. It wasn't about my skills, but rather my credential. Seems as if there is major prejudice in the HIM department against CPCs. The majority are CCS. The manager is a CCS, but isn't prejudiced like the coders under him. I was a very strong candidate, yet, I didn't get the job because of this? I find it funny and strange. LOL
    Meegan Sweeney, CPC-A

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    That is awesome, I got my job the same way, Glory to be to God! Thank you for this post...

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