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an62chev in Littleton, Colorado

102 months ago

What are the benefits/rewards of this career and how much education, and I'm 55 years old, is this too old?

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codyswoman in Akron, Ohio

98 months ago

well i work at a major hospital and i am 55 years old. I have taken a medical assisting course with medical terminology and have done transcription for a long, long time. however, the area i live in does not pay well. I have over 2 years experience in surgery scheduling at the place i work for and also helped to implement the computer system the hospital uses for perioperative charting as well as scheduling. I make 12 bucks an hour. this is a stressful, thankless job and i would not recommend it to anyone if you need to support yourself, which i do. in littleton, co., you probably would make more money, but the cost of living is most likely higher. you are not too old to be an RN, which makes about $30 an hour to start. So i would go with that.

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carniesue in Nashville, Tennessee

78 months ago

I am a cardiac surgery scheduler and have been in this position for 12 years. I love it. It's fast paced and things change constantly but I love it and love the people I work with and love working with professionals and the families. Most of my training has been from previous experience, on the job training and self research. I make $19 an hour and am also in my 50's. You have to be able to work quickly, be adept at changing in an instant and be able to do more than one thing at a time. Every place you would work would be different.

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Kitty in Colorado Springs, Colorado

34 months ago

I work as a surgery scheduler and make $17.50 an hour. I love the people and the job even though it can be stressful at times. I'm also in my mid-fifties. I have a background in billing/coding and insurance.

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flsnowwhite in Lake Mary, Florida

21 months ago

an62chev in Littleton, Colorado said: What are the benefits/rewards of this career and how much education , and I'm 55 years old, is this too old?

It's not too old, but the pay isn't all that. Hospitals typically pay worse than doctors offices. I have done surgery scheduling since I was 19 and I will be 60 this year. I have worked in hospitals and private practice. You will most likely never make more than 20.00 per hour and some places will insult you by offering 12.00. Very stressful now with all the insurance headaches, most offices want you to do authorizations and data in put as well as scheduling. I LOVE SURGERY SCHEDULING, BUT it is much more than that now. You must also a lot of medical terminology, especially if you plan to work at a hospital or surgery center.

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flsnowwhite in Lake Mary, Florida

21 months ago

flsnowwhite in Lake Mary, Florida said: It's not too old, but the pay isn't all that. Hospitals typically pay worse than doctors offices. I have done surgery scheduling since I was 19 and I will be 60 this year. I have worked in hospitals and private practice. You will most likely never make more than 20.00 per hour and some places will insult you by offering 12.00. Very stressful now with all the insurance headaches, most offices want you to do authorizations and data in put as well as scheduling. I LOVE SURGERY SCHEDULING, BUT it is much more than that now. You must also know a lot of medical terminology, especially if you plan to work at a hospital or surgery center. Years ago, I went to a vocational school, I am a Certified Medical Secretary.
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flsnowwhite in Lake Mary, Florida

21 months ago

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