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ruthie72

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Re: UEI employment found 18 newbies a job
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 03:09:50 PM »
Thank you to all...in all honesty i love the feedback and I now realize that you are right..I think the school I attended actually did teach me well. ( I guess I am lucky) and i would love to even be considered for one of these "lower paying jobs", Unfortunately where I live right now there are about 500 people (experienced, most likely) to one position..SO like I said, I am keeping abreast on the changes, I keep referring back to my books to keep my mind sharp, and I am not giving up! I am also taking MT, and MTE courses in order to try to get some kind of a job...SO I will keep checking in to get all the great advice and read the forums!!! Have a great day!

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Re: UEI employment found 18 newbies a job
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 03:59:41 PM »
Brilliant!  Your "can do" attitude will go a long way in your career future!  The fact that you're willing to keep trying is what will ultimately get you the job.  And don't turn down any opportunity!  Work for an insurance company, a doctor's office, another billing company, doing whatever!  You will learn  something in whatever job you take!

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Re: UEI employment found 18 newbies a job
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 08:04:57 AM »
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I think that it is said that schools give people the false hope that they will graduate from school (Medical Billing) and tell them that they can make $40,000 per year upon graduation.

I do tend to agree with you somewhat, but I also believe there is a responsibility to the student/consumer to verify and check things before they dish out the cash. That aside, I have had people come to me before they seek membership wanting me to tell them how much they could make if they got into this business and I just wont' do that. I have also had billers that get into this and really do think it's an easy business and they don't take the time to research. There are actually laws against companies making earning claims that are outrageous unless they can back them up. So a school telling someone they could make $40,000 really isn't a stretch, but it is up to the consumer to research and not just think they can do that coming out of the gate.  Consumers need to take some responsibility as well.
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Re: UEI employment found 18 newbies a job
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 10:29:33 PM »
I agree with you Linda, that consumers do need to do research. However, I can understand where those that are going to school can get excited at the fact they think they are going to make $40,000.00 right out of school. However, reality is that is not going to happen without experience. Ruthie72, keep your head up and keep trying!

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Re: UEI employment found 18 newbies a job
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 08:15:12 AM »
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I think that it is said that schools give people the false hope that they will graduate from school (Medical Billing) and tell them that they can make $40,000 per year upon graduation.

I don't, and I'll tell you why. In almost EVERY email I get form people researching this business (or really any other) they want to know "How much money can I make" it makes sense that would be a question anyone would ask when going into business.  If you as a school, MOST likely they have done their market research and know about the laws of stating embellished numbers. $40,000 per year upon graduation is really NOT an exaggeration.. I have to put some responsibility on the consumer..any consumer going into this business. Remember that most that go to school, don't do so to start their own businesses, most do it to enter the work force.. If you are going to school in today's economy you HAVE to have some real practical sense to know your not going to walk out of any school with any degree and land that ONE job. You might have to start in the mail room, records department, receptionists job and receive on the job training.. but again, $40,000 is not a stretch.  Where I think the problem with stating figures is with the business opportunities.. the ones that tell you you can start your own business and proceed to paint a picture of someone in their pj's sitting on computer with their kid on their lap. That upsets me.. but I still believe responsibility has to go to the consumer as well.   If I went to school for Restaurant management and wanted to open a restaurant and the school told me I could earn $50 or 60,000 a year after graduation, I'm not going to just accept their word for it, that IMO, would be irresponsible. I'm going to do my research. If I have NEVER run a restaurant Iam going to expect to struggle, I might even go work in another restaurant for a while as that's just "logical" 

I'm not saying we shouldn't have consumer laws like we do, I just get really tired of getting inquiries where the focus is all about the money they can make and so and so told them this.. "They could make money the first year in business"  but it also irritates me that many people really buy that!! :???   I also come in contact with a LOT of wanna be medical billing companies that right off the bat have decided they are going to hire 30 people when they start up and just let them run it.. or the wives or even husband's that throw the money out for training and do all the research to sit their significant other at the desk and the money will just roll in.  I get those types all the time! unrealistic expectations. That's not dream bashing in my opinion, I'd rather they hear it from me for nothing than to go spend all that money only to be led through wrong path!

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