From reading the post I get the impression you wanted to get into coding primarily to be able to work from home. That does appeal to a lot of people but should not really be a primary reason to deside on a career. Almost any work from home coder has a lot of coding experience before they are even considered to be trusted remotely to code. If this is really something that you desire then I say have some patience. ICD-10 in my opinion and what I hear is going to drive a lot of coders into early retirement or even new careers. Humans are creatures of habit and tend to dislike change. We are afraid of the unkown. Based on this I believe the market will open a little for EAGER coders to be given a shot. Also, not to throw politics into the ring, but a lot of the uncertainty with "Obamacare" has an impact on the hiring of healthcare professionals. Things may change this coming November. A lot is going to happen with those two things I mentioned alone. It comes down to one thing really. Is this what you really want to do or was it just a stay at home job you wanted. Again, not to be rude, but you can sell Avon and stay at home. If you want to be a coder, you really need to not only want to code, but love to code. Getting your foot in the door is the hardest part. If this is not something you really want to do, the work of finding a position will most likely not be worth it. I wish you all the luck and hope everything works out for you and your family in whatever your decision is. And on a personal note, I would like to thank you and your family for the sacrifices you are making for me and mine by serving our country. God bless you and your family.
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