Please refer to part one of this blog post here.
Once you have a credential, you’ll want to jump right in to searching for a job. To do that, you’ll need to make a resume! Be sure to mention your new credential on your resume as well. If you obtain your RMC Certification, be sure to request a Letter of Recommendation to attach with your resume to potential employers. Make a LinkedIn profile or edit your current profile to show your new career goals. Join groups on Facebook or LinkedIn to connect with people of similar career goals or even people you could learn from. In these groups, you can ask for advice and make connections to develop your network.
So you have your credential and you’re job hunting, but maybe your efforts are coming up a little short. Do not get discouraged! Some employers are looking for experienced coders to fill their entry-level positions just so they know that the coding for the practice will be done correctly and efficiently. Start wherever you can in a physician’s practice, like the front desk. Your employer will know you have a coding certification and after establishing your credibility as a hard worker, you will be moved to the department of your choice. Sure it may not be ideal, but you are working towards your career goals!
A coder truly never knows it all, with so many policy and guideline changes with yearly updates, there is always more to learn. Never stop learning! It will be what sets you apart from the rest and helps you develop your career. Also be sure you are still expanding your network and helping those who may be in the same boat you were at one point in time! Give advice, learn from others’ experiences, and keep coding!