You have been working in medical billing for a number of years, and while you like the job, you are at a point where you are ready for new opportunities and challenges. You feel like you are not making the most of your skills and abilities. You want to move ahead, to get out of your rut.
The question is how do you begin? What is the best way to go about it? Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Establish your goals.
Think about where you are and where you want to go. Be as specific as possible in your goal setting. Are you primarily interested in a job with more responsibility, work that is more stimulating? Or is your primary concern making more money, or both? Once you decide where you want to go, think about how you are going to get there; what you need to do. Come up with a plan and a timetable.
This phase will also involve doing some research. You may have to research the trends in your profession to find out what opportunities are likely to develop in the future.
Will you need more training?
Will you need to take classes, earn additional certifications or even an advanced degree?
Stay in contact with former colleagues, and try to make new contacts in and outside of your profession. These people can be valuable sources of information, making you aware of developments in your profession, offering advice, as well as alerting you to job opportunities.
Social media is also a great way to network and keep up to date about what is going on in your field.
Do your job well.
It will be hard to advance in your profession if you are not doing your current job adequately. So make sure you are performing well. Look for ways to show your skills and abilities, such as volunteering for assignments and offering suggestions for improvement.
If you are feeling stalled in your career and looking for something new, the people Team1Medical can help you jumpstart your career. Team1Medical has been helping healthcare workers in the Houston area for more than 20 years. We are among the best in the business, providing unparalleled service, reliability and expertise. We work closely with all of our job candidates to match them with a job that fits their interests, skills and abilities. Contact us today to learn more about our medical billing employment opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region.