LVN or Coder?

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Kate75 in WeHo, California

67 months ago

Hi

I just got my credential as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from AHIMA, but modt of the coder jobs I applied for stated that I didn't have experience and they usually required 2-3 years minimum in coding background. My job developer told me that I should not jumped into coder career since in the first place. She said I should go for LVN, it is much more easy to get start with LVN even if I am a new graduate. Nurse is always in high demand, no matter how bad the economy is. Now I am thinking about returning to school next year for LVN program. I will try to find a job as a coder first, but if I cannot land a foot on any coding position within 6 months, I will think about LVN program again. What do you think?

English is not my first language, so I am sorry if my English is not perfect.

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Karen in Hesperia, California

60 months ago

Kate 75

It is always a good idea to have a well rounded education. I was a Medical Biller/Coder/Trainer/
Office Manager/ and Medical Assistant. I went into real estate and also took College courses
in economics.

I recently passed the NCLEX for LVN's. I want to offer care and support to patient's. I think
it is hard to listen to this forum, and not be concerned for the future. It seems LVN's want to
become future RN's, and (RN's need BSN's ),and it is never enough education.This is understandable
since the patient's welfare is such a large responsibility. You seem to value education. May I encourage
you to,("keep up the good fight"), by moving forward. ALWAYS, ADD MORE SKILLS TO YOUR TOOL BOX.

I think you should do what your heart dictates, if you enjoy your life. Getting a job ,is only
a portion of living it!

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