At Branford Hall, we don’t stop after training you. Branford Hall Career Placement Services believes in following through with its students. We will help you every step of the way as you prepare to begin your new career.
Come visit the Career Placement representatives for help with these steps and more:
- Creating a strong resume
- Starting a job search
- Learning about networking and making connections
- Learning effective interview techniques
- Developing your professional communication skills
Our Career Placement Services representatives can help you stay positive during your job search. We can help you find positions that match your training, so that you don’t lose valuable time researching the wrong type of position. We can help you get comfortable and confident about putting your name out there to prospective employers.
Apply Your New Skills at Your Externship
What better way to learn than by doing something? The Medical Billing and Coding program at Branford Hall requires that each student complete an externship. During the externship, you will use practical office skills as well as medical coding and claims processing skills in a real-world healthcare environment. This gives you on-the-job training and builds your resume before you have even completed your training. This is one more way that Branford Hall students come prepared to their first job.
Health Claims Specialists and Certification
At Branford Hall, the Career Placement Services department encourages all students who have performed successfully in our courses to take a certification examination.
While medical billers and coders (health claims specialists) are not required to be certified, having a certification may give you an advantage. Certification demonstrates your commitment to your new career, and may provide you with better career opportunities, better pay, and more job security.
New York Campuses
Students who successfully complete the Medical Billing and Coding program at our Albany and Bohemia campuses are eligible to take the following nationally-recognized certification exam.
This exam is not part of the Branford Hall curriculum or tuition. It is the student’s responsibility to sign up for the exam and pay for the cost of it.
Students who successfully complete the Health Claims Specialist program at our Branford, Southington, and Windsor campuses are eligible to take the following nationally-recognized certification exams:
While the programs at Branford Hall help students to prepare for these exams, the decision to take the exams and the cost of the exams are the responsibility of the student.
Some certification exams are available on campus, while others must be taken at an off-site location. In addition, you may be eligible for additional certification exams not mentioned above. The instructors and Career Services representatives at your campus will share these opportunities with you as you near graduation.