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Re: Landing a job before your externship ends.

Hi. I actually landed my first job at the practice in which I began my front office externship. As I was working there the school allowed me to also do my back office rotation with him. The tricky part was wages. As part of each externship you have to put in a certain number of hours in the office. I was then paid for my additional hours in office. Like your friend I didn't go on and sit for my certification exam which I now regret. I'm faced with finding a new position as the doctor I work for is retiring and without the certification in a field that so many are entering I'm finding that getting a new job is a bit more difficult. Because I have been at this for 30 years I've been checking into grandfathering in order to get my certification but not finding much information out there. I would recommend she take her exam and by all means if you feel confident in working before you finish school then I would advise you to go for it. Good luck!

Your Professional Title/Credentials: Medical Assistant/CPC

Are You Still In School? No

Are You Working? Yes. Full time medical assistant/CPC