Coding Jobs Online
In a tough economy and competitive job market it usually is the working class people that face
the most challenges; however, opportunities in the healthcare field abound and the jobs are TRULY
out there! By all means, use all sources, resources and contacts you have, including online job
postings and offers.
"With all of the information available today, finding a job can be super easy, or
These Jobs MUST Be Filled!
Competing on a Highly Competitive Job Market
Posted by: "Rainman"
Credentials: Registered Oncology Medical Assistant
Re: No wonder so many can't find a job
Message: You can't think that firing out resumes over the internet is going to find you a job. Companies
recieve tousands of resumes that way. You have to be different. I would recommend getting in your car and
finding a medical office complex and stopping in at each one and asking for the practice manager to see if they
are looking for anyone. You would be amazed at how effective that is. A lot of finding a job is timing, you
might be at the right place at the right time and meeting them face to face puts a name with a face. Take a
stack of resumes and cover letters with you and then get a card from wherever you go. Follow up with them a
week or 2 later and see if that doesn't work better for you. Employers want people who are commited; and
stopping in again and again shows you have that commitment. I promise you that your chances will increase each
time you do this.
Job Search Strategies
Most medical coding and billing entry
postitions require only a high school diploma. Certification is preferred but not always required.
However, the better jobs, promotions and salaries almost always go quicker to those who are certified because employers expect reliability, and results.
Those who figure out ways to impress potential employers during the application process are usually
the ones most likely to get the job. Always find ways to stand out from the rest, be prepared to be tested, and
ready to compete for the position you want. Study your medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Make sure your
resume reflects all prior employment and focuses on skills, and qualifications, and don't be surprised if employers
want to see if you can do what you say you can! You may also have to undergo a criminal background check.