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Old 12-21-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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My job experience (15 years) is mostly in medical coding/auditor area. I have been applying for this type of job since March and no luck. But, I got a job offer just last week and I accepted it (I will start working day AFTER Christmas - isn't that interesting?). The job I accepted is not related to medical field at all.

My question is how come it's hard for me to get a job in the hospital, doctor's office, etc? Is it very competitive because many people are moving to Raleigh? Or is it because not enough position?

I had to post this topic because it made me wonder......When I was living in FL, it didn't take me long to find a job at all.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:43 AM
 
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bump - anyone? I would love to hear your response - thanks.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA on the way to Raleigh NC
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Wow that concerns me too. I have worked with orthopaedists for about 24 years so I figured when I moved there I wouldn't have a problem getting work since there are so many doctors in the area with the Duke Medical Center and all. I wonder why you are having such a problem. I know your area of expertise is a little different then working in an ortho office, but wow, it now concerns me that I may have to change the type of work I do now.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:57 AM
 
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If you're in the part of the medical field that deals with actual patient care (nurses, orderlies, doctors), then there are a decent amount of openings here (and elsewhere). My guess is that in coding/auditing, there's an adequate number of people doing it already, and it doesn't take as long, training-wise, as doctors or nurses.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:18 PM
 
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My wife is having the same problem. She is an occupational therapist and has not found anything in 5 months of looking. She says that there are only positions open in nursing homes and she'd rather not do that. We figured that she'd get a job with no trouble considering the number of medical facilities in the area.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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You know...I am really surprized to hear this...as several friends of mine (nurses, physical therapists) have had no problem finding jobs. I figured it would have been pretty easy across the board.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:46 PM
 
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I do believe that a job dealing with patients are easy to get. Mine's not. I deal with medical insurance companies, Medicare/aid, medical record department, doctors/specialist, and health administrator. There aren't too many available position because they are filled. It's not like nurse jobs, where there are plenty of opening.

I think the reason why I got the job easier in FL, where I used to live, is because Florida is #1 place where retirees/elderys mostly live. That's what I think.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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I have background 22 yearsas a Manufacturing Engineer in automotive sector since automotive to date is not doing well, not hiring due to economy. I would like to retain my goal as a manufacturing engineer in pharmaceutical sector. What is the difference between pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturing engineer?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have background 22 yearsas a Manufacturing Engineer in automotive sector since automotive to date is not doing well, not hiring due to economy. I would like to retain my goal as a manufacturing engineer in pharmaceutical sector. What is the difference between pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturing engineer?
There are probably other places to get a better answer than this board, which is specifically about the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of NC. A discussion board specifically for engineers sounds like what you need.
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