I have very specific questions for HI community which would determine my future career path, so needless to say yur response would be greatly appreciated. Here we go:
- my impression is that the best way to get into the field is by starting as a coder. What you think?
-for that I think one needs some sort of community education, maybe online classed which eventually lead to basic certification
-prospects? inpatient coder in hospital setting and then after some five or so years hopefully position in the management for quality assurance
- what are the chances of being hired after getting certified as a coder? I heard they still hire people who are already in the field
- what' s a daily routine for a coder? what are their typical work day responsibilities?
-having a background in dentistry and two masters in health care administration and public health should give one an edge in advancing in the field?
or maybe I should take a $250, 000 loan and get into a dental school, even though I am not that young and don't do very well under daily stress of working with patients???