Medical coding has been among the most in-demand professions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical record coding is among the 20 fastest-growing occupations and is expected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.1
Searching for your dream job is hard work and finding the right niche is worth the effort. No matter what career path you take, making sure you have the right fit with the right company is always best. Finding companies that support education, training, advancement and compensation is essential when searching for career opportunities.
At KIWI-TEK, we’re not filling short-term spots but building coding careers and advancement. That’s why we offer superior coder training, education and compensation to our employees. Our business is built on these basic foundations. We need to have the best medical coders to deliver top notch coding solutions to our clients. Here are 3 steps to maximize your coding job search.
1. Update your Digital Assets and Be Ready
Update your LinkedIn profile. It is your professional calling card. You can join coding associations, connect with people in your industry and network with people within those companies. Visit Facebook and search for “coding jobs.” You’ll find several groups to help with your job search. And Twitter is another great way to find open positions. You can follow companies that are hiring, or use hashtags such as: #CodingJobs #MedicalCodingJobs #HIMJobs. You’ll be amazed by what pops up and the connections you make.
2. Create a Stellar Resume
Most companies now use ATS Robot scanners for resume selection. So, make sure your resume matches the keywords in the job description. Here are a few resources to help with building your resume:
- MIT – Career Development Handbook
- Harvard – Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters and Extension School Resource for Resumes and Cover Letters
- Stanford – Detailed Career-Building Guide and Resumes/Cover Letters Examples
Your resume should include all EMR/EHR and encoder systems you have used, along with a comprehensive list of coding specialties covered in your experience.
3. Join an Association, Get Certified
Joining an association and getting certified are great ways to impress employers and validate your skillset to do the job. Even if you do not have the experience, the certification will help you get your foot in the door. Here are resources to consider for your medical coding career:
- AAPC https://www.aapc.com/
- AHIMA https://ahima.org/
- Top coding certifications: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/billing-and-coding-certification
KIWI-TEK builds careers. We are focused on your personal success and development. With our team, you have access to all the tools, training, mentoring and support you need to maximize your earning and career potential. Learn more about medical coding career opportunities with KIWI-TEK.