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    7 posts, 7 voices, 1159 views, started Feb 29, 2012

    Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Nancy Simpson




    • Amethyst
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      I wasn’t sure where to post this either so if I’m in the wrong place, I’m sorry.
      I went to college for an Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. So far I’ve not had any luck finding a job (no job since 2008). Should I try to go back to college again for another career start or just keep searching for a job? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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          Tuliplady wrote Feb 29, 2012
        • “Chatter” pretty much covers any topic, so you‘re good posting here.

          I’m not a good one for giving job advice, since I’ve recently had to change jobs and am not exactly working at my dream job or anything close to it.

          Seems like the job market is terrible everywhere.



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          Marie Hempsey wrote Feb 29, 2012
        • Im not good at advice on this subject either. Im 47 and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up...lol Good luck with your decisions. I have actually been thinking about going back to school for u/s, radiology and or some type of xray tech.



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          Jeanna4m wrote Apr 18, 2012
        • I can’t really give advice but I just signed up to go back to college in the Fall.  I am 46.  I have 15 hours toward a transfer, I am starting out a the local community college.  So I hope to be finished in 3 and a half years. I am going back for a teaching degree.  I substitute teach now and I really have a passion for it so now that my kids are grown I decided it was time for me.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 19, 2012
        • College is always good unless you have no clue on what you want to do. It could be wasting your resources.

          Ok let me just say there ARE jobs out there. It just depends on how picky you are on what you do. I recommend using sites like  indeed.com or Monster.com. Also utilizing LinkedIn and carefully using Craigslist.  

          I say carefully on Craigslist because some are spammers. But it’s free to post jobs there so employers use it because of the no cost.

          The key is to keep putting out the info, being relentless. Even tho you have applied then you need to follow up follow up and follow up some more.

          It does take time and patience.



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          Marya1961 wrote Apr 20, 2012
        • I agree when you mention the job market, it has fluctuated so much and made it hard for many people.  My nephew graduated in 2008 and still is not working in his field, chose another type of job and we hope someday he can put to use his degree.

          Our son recently graduated from fitness training school and is waiting to hear from two places, so yes, Vikki is right, there are jobs, it depends on the line of work.

          Medical jobs will always be in demand, it is the certain type of medical job though. Physicians Assistant is a great career as is Dental Assistant and Audiology Technician..check these careers out.  Lots of luck to you!happy



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 25, 2012
        • I work for a college health center and we have a contract medical coder/biller. She is freelance and contracts with doctor’s offices  and such. I wonder if you could do that through a temp agency for a time until you find something permanent. Or even set up your own business and take on several small business clients?

          I went back to college last year with 19 transfer credits and I’m entering our nursing program in the fall. I’ll be an RN in 2 years!

          I believe anything is possible if it’s what you want to do. Good luck to you!



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