Health Information Technologies and Processes

  • 1.  Career Advice Needed

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hi all!
    I recently took my first coding class and am trying to figure out next steps as I learn this field. I am transitioning from a corporate world, so while I have a lot of experience, it is not in the medical field. I am overwhelmed by the different credentials and certifications and am not clear what I should work towards.

    I also need to gain practical experience and am having difficulty finding an internship or externship locally. I saw that AAPC has a virtual externship program, however the reviews are mixed. Do employers value this or am I better off continuing to search for experience in a hospital or doctor's office?

    Lastly I did reach out to a couple people on here, in search of a mentor, as I would appreciate guidance and advice as I move into the coding world. If anyone is interested in being a mentor, please let me know!

    Appreciate any help and advice. Thank you.


    Abby Goldberg