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How did you get your start doing medical billing specialist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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ro1625@aol.com

65 months ago

I got my medical billing diploma first, but as you already know the jobs are not out there with this economy. I don't know where you live, but you might want to see if you can go to school. I attended a night class, being I am out of work and on unemployment, I attended the course thru the state. Unless you know people in this field you might be able to get into an office or a billing company, or if you are good in account receivable/payable, that might help.

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CHARLY in Gilbert, Arizona

65 months ago

I can't seem to find a job.. No one will hire in the medical office areas unless you have experience.. This sucks

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lindaspitfire@yahoo.com in Detroit, Michigan

48 months ago

I guess I got lucky when I started my career in the health care industry. I started as a Medical Receptionist,with no prior experience. I asked a lot of questions when it came to billing. I then moved on to becoming a Medical Biller,but I too am now unemployed.

The job market is bad here in Michigan. I am overqualified now (21 years experience). I am starting to pursue account receivable positions in other industries.

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valentine in Salt Lake City, Utah

48 months ago

lindaspitfire@yahoo.com in Detroit, Michigan said: I guess I got lucky when I started my career in the health care industry. I started as a Medical Receptionist,with no prior experience. I asked a lot of questions when it came to billing. I then moved on to becoming a Medical Biller,but I too am now unemployed.

The job market is bad here in Michigan. I am overqualified now (21 years experience). I am starting to pursue account receivable positions in other industries.

Why not try coding? you might have to take some classes, but with your billing experience, you shouldn't have trouble getting a coding job.

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roseanne

48 months ago

I took a medical billing/coding course back in March of 2009, and still as of today i am looking for a job. The problem is that the employers want people who have some experience, hands on experience. I have worked in the healthcare industry for 17 years, dealing with billing and knowing the coding, and all that is needed to handle the job.

The job market here in Ny, is also very bad.

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maliciac in Detroit, Michigan

47 months ago

lindaspitfire@yahoo.com in Detroit, Michigan said: I guess I got lucky when I started my career in the health care industry. I started as a Medical Receptionist,with no prior experience. I asked a lot of questions when it came to billing. I then moved on to becoming a Medical Biller,but I too am now unemployed.

The job market is bad here in Michigan. I am overqualified now (21 years experience). I am starting to pursue account receivable positions in other industries.

Hi, I live in Detroit, MI also. I have applied for 40 billing related jobs last month. Kresgeye.org has about 10 billing positions open. Hover over research and education, click job opportunities. click the link in the middle of the page-look to the left under general information- click employment opportunities- click all. I know it's a long route, but worth it if you can get a job. See if this works
tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=B313EC8D3BACAC1B5E84CC1F165C5C5E.NA6_primary_jvm?org=WSUPG&cws=1

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Grink in MA & FL

43 months ago

maliciac in Detroit, Michigan said: Hi, I live in Detroit, MI also. I have applied for 40 billing related jobs last month. Kresgeye.org has about 10 billing positions open. Hover over research and education, click job opportunities. click the link in the middle of the page-look to the left under general information- click employment opportunities- click all. I know it's a long route, but worth it if you can get a job. See if this works
tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=B313EC8D3BACAC1B5E84CC1F165C5C5E.NA6_primary_jvm?org=WSUPG&cws=1

Hay maliciac in Detroit, Michigan

THANK YOU --THANK YOU-- THANK YOU!
Just getting that information is key to creating the resume with the descipts of what is being asked for in the positions that are open. Sometimes, the confidence of ability to do the work and show intelligence and history of working hard is the "waiver" a company is willing to take to get a good person working. One bad person, no matter how many years of experience can turn a team into hell, but one good person can turn the team into gold, selling ourself is just as important as "1-3 years of experience", I seen it.

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