State Exam. Certification. Coding Credentials.
To some, those words incite fear. Maybe you’re not a good test-taker, or maybe the idea of another exam after passing the Career Step final exam is intimidating. However, earning those coding credentials can really help you in a job search, and it speaks volumes to an employer about the level of your preparation and skill. The Career Step program prepares students to take and pass either the CPC exam through AAPC or the CCA exam through AHIMA, and although another test after graduation might be nerve-wracking, take confidence in those that have gone before you and passed. You can do it!
Congratulations to some of our recent graduates all across the country that passed certification exams!
The Career Step program helped me to gain the skills that I needed to get my CCA certification. The graduate support in the program also helped me. I am so thankful because they keep in touch after graduation.
– Wendy Torres (Lebanon, IN)
I’d like to say I’m so glad I chose Career Step’s coding program! It prepared me very well and I passed the CCA exam through AHIMA the first try. I also landed the first job I applied for and have now been coding emergency medicine for the profee and facility side in addition to E/M level and am really enjoying it. I’m looking forward to gaining experience and advancing my career in the Health Information Management field. Thanks again for all the support that was provided and for making it possible to accomplish my goal of a graduation with honors.
– Andrea Krochmal (Medina, OH)
I earned my CPC-A (January 2013) and my CCA (April 2013). I was one of five people out of a group of 20 that successfully passed the CPC exams in January. And I was the first person in my local AAPC chapter in three years who passed the CPC exam on the first attempt. I have Career Step to thank for that success. After graduating, I enrolled in an A.S degree program in Health Information Technology at Rasmussen College so I will be eligible for my RHIT credential. I expect to graduate in early 2014, and after graduation earning my RHIT credential, I plan on becoming a certified cancer tumor registrar (CTR).
– Kim Mumbower (Foley, AL)
After completing the Medical Billing and Coding program in approximately 6 months, I sat for the CCS credential and passed. I obtained a job coding in a small hospital through a temp agency, and that is turning into a full time position. The knowledge I gained through this program really prepared me for this. I am excited to see where I go from here!
– Ashleigh Sosebee (Clarksville, TN)