If you’ve spent any time looking for a medical billing job you know that there are a wide variety of jobs that could fit the bill.
Oftentimes it’s not clear in the title of the ad what they’re looking for.
But after looking at ads for many months I’ve found there are a few
important things to look for.
The most important thing I think is once you’ve found the medical billing Ad or billing specialty ad, whether it’s on Craigslist on in your local newspaper, is to read the ad all the way through.
They’re looking for the best person they can get with the experience they want.
They will start out asking for certification or an associate degree or related education but if you read the entire advertisement all the way through they often say they’ll exchange experience instead.
I recently read one ad that strongly asked for medical being a certification or an associate degree but farther on down the ad clearly said they would exchange that for the experience.
Many people by that time may have tossed the ad aside or closed the window on Craigslist.
Employers are really trying to find someone capable of doing the job and are less interested in the medical billing certification or degree.
Experience is what they need and they don’t care how you got it.
Often someone with experience will outdo someone with the degree in that field who has little medical billing job or career experience.
Let’s say you’ve found an ad for a medical biller or related job.
Perhaps you have some office experience and it’s in the insurance or health fields.
You may have worked with billing somewhat so it’s certainly worth pursuing.
I would submit a job application and detailed resume focusing on your experience that is related to that job.
They may not be able to find someone with the medical billing certification or college degree they’re looking for.
It can be discouraging sometimes when looking for a job or maybe you’re just scouting out what type of ads are out there for billing specialists or medical billers or assistants.
But if you’re serious about looking for a medical billing job I would apply to any that sounds within reason.
Others may be too discouraged or don’t think they have enough experience to even apply.
It’s always worth a try.
As they say – nothing ventured nothing gained.
You have nothing to lose and will gain more experience in the job application process.