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  1. lorsul

    40 and starting CNA course

    Anyone else start CNA / PCT classes at 40? How hard was it to get hired in a hospital without prior experience and at an older age? Right now I don't have a desire to become an LPN or RN. Want to take the CNA route for a year and see what happens.
  2. lorsul

    Going backwards medical coding to CNA

    True. I guess I was looking at it from a knowledge base and I was curious if anyone else moved from the records side to the patient side of the field.
  3. In 2015 I completed a medical billing and coding course and unfortunately had not fallen in love with it. It is also hard to enter without 2-3 yrs experience. Just a couple of months after completing the course we moved from PA to TX. Last year when researching entry level routes to the medical field I found CNA. Some of my family in the medical field steer me away from CNA telling me not to do it. Am I crazy to walk away from medical coding to CNA? The workload is different. The pay is different. The environment is different. I feel like in an interview they may think I am heading backward. Any feedback appreciated :)
  4. lorsul

    Medical coding to CNA

    Thanks for your quick response. But CNA will get me into a hospital to further confirm which way i want to go....right? Hands on patient care or no i'd prefer behind the scenes. I guess I want to do the busy hands on patient care but i'm afraid too because i'm in introvert (hence why i did the medical coding course). I guess I'm looking for someone to tell me I'm not crazy for going backwards. :)
  5. lorsul

    Medical coding to CNA

    In 2015 I completed a medical billing and coding course from which I am thankful I gained a lot of knowledge. But unfortunately found that medical field path boring and hard to enter without 2-3 yrs experience. Just a couple of months after completing the course we moved from PA to TX. Life intervened and my dream of entering the medical field was put on the back burner. Last year when researching entry level routes to the medical field I found CNA. I was more drawn to the medical terminology and anatomy when studying for medical coding. I find myself taking quizlets on the topics just to pass the time sometimes. Some of my family in the medical field steer me away from CNA telling me not to do it. Am I crazy to walk away from medical coding to CNA? The workload is different. The pay is different. The environment is different. Any feedback appreciated :)
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