Medical Coding Job Advice: How Do You Get a Job or Externship?

Medical Coding Job Advice: How Do You Get a Job or Externship?


How do I get a job or externship?
A: First of all, you need to network yourself, go to your local chapters, and I would look
into Practicode because you can do that from home.
Q #24: Do your courses teach how to code or how to pass exam? I did an online course and
I did pass exam, but I’m not comfortable with knowing what and why I am doing something
(sorry, does that make sense?) A: We teach you how to code and how to pass
the exam, we do both. “But I’m not comfortable with knowing what and why I am doing something.”
Yeah, we kind of specialize in helping you the why’s behind the what. We tell you,
what you have to code and then they’ll tell you why –
Boyd: Read the question too because I don’t think you did that particular one.
Alicia: “Do your courses teach how to code or how to pass exam?” We do both. We teach
you how to code and we also teach you how to pass the exam. “I did an online course
and I did pass exam.” Good! That’s great! “But I’m not comfortable with knowing
what and why I am doing something.” Oh, I understand. Well, you know what, you’re
not alone; but some of the stuff in coding there’s no way to learn it unless you just
get out there and start coding. So, great, you passed the exam, now start coding. Offer
to code for free, go into an office and say, “Hey, I need experience. Can I help you
get caught up? I’ll do it for free for two weeks.” It’s like, “OK!”

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