How To Stand Out After Medical Coding Training

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5 Ways You can Stand Out After Your Medical Coding Training

When applying for your first job after completing medical coding training, you will be up against many other graduates and experienced professionals. To ensure you land an interview, you need to show employers that you are perfect for the job. Here are seven ways to stand out.  

1. Start Your Cover Letter with a Catchy Sentence

Hiring managers already know that you are applying for a job, and it is a waste of an opening sentence to state this fact. A much better way to begin is to highlight your skills, experience, qualifications, or any other fact that sets you up as an ideal candidate. Choose what information to lead with according to the top requirements in the job description or your most remarkable traits.  

2. Include Statistics

Anyone can say that they are a proficient medical coder, but backing up your claims with statistics allows you to prove this fact. If you have never worked in medical billing, talk about your achievements during your externship or in leadership positions for other employment, volunteer work, and clubs. Provide examples that represent work ethic, teamwork, flexibility, organization, and attention to detail. Being specific will mean much more to employers than simply including these terms in your cover letter and resume.  

3. Join Professional Associations

Membership to professional organizations demonstrates that you are committed to your new career and want to improve your knowledge in the field. Some associations to consider include:

  • The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • The American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
  • The Medical Association of Billers (MAB)
  • The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • The Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists (PAHCS)

  4. Personalize Your Cover Letter

Never begin a cover letter with “To whom it may concern” nor the name of the business. If you are unsure who you are applying to, find out the name of the human resources representative or hiring manager by calling the company or checking their website. This extra effort will show that you are serious about procuring an interview.  

5. Avoid Repetitions

Your resume and cover letter should complement each other — they are your chance to provide employers with all the necessary information about yourself. Your resume should consist of brief points, whereas your cover letter allows you to go into more detail. If either one is longer than a single page, read the two through and delete any repetitions.   The top medical coding training schools Our schedule is Mon-Thursday 8am-3pm for day classes. will prepare you for employment by offering you the chance to gain experience with hands-on practice or an externship before your first job. When choosing a course, look for programs that also offer job support after graduation, such as support with writing cover letters, creating a resume, and finding potential employers.

This article was published on: 05/16/15 12:38 PM

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