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I am in the medical field and have been trying to find a good gig here in California for the past few months to be closer to my son (currently live in Arizona). I never really gave it a push until the last few weeks, I had some vacation to burn and have been here since memorial day.
The particular position I am looking for is in coding, which are plentiful out here with so many hospitals spanning the area I would like to stay in. I have kept my search from downtown LA south to Santa Ana.
One thing I have noticed is that half of these positions are requiring that you are bilingual in Spanish. I find this odd because you normally have no patient interaction and everything from the codes to the claims are 100% English. I am well qualified for each position I have applied for and sometimes vastly overqualified. I also noticed that some of the positions are re-listed after I have applied for them as "bilingual a must".
I believe that due to the high hispanic population that the vast majority of the hiring parties are only hiring other hispanics. It seems to be its own version of a "good ol' boy" network. This could be sour grapes on my part, but the high amount of positions for which I have applied have not garnered a single call back. It is hard for me to figure that something else is not going on, even if they are being bombarded by a million resumes.
Before anyone jumps to conclusions, I conducted an experiment by also applying for 5 gigs in Denver, Austin and Seattle. I received 4 call backs on my voice mail and 2 emails requesting an interview within a day and a half.
What is going on here in LA? I know the economy has hit the skids bad here, but the coding jobs are there and will continue to be as time goes on and the system gets more complex. Hospitals and providers must continually upgrade to get paid.
Second tangent.. I pity anyone doing any kind of manual labor in this state. The cost of living here must be twice what it is in Arizona and the jobs pay far less across the board. Seems like blatant exploitation of people.
Let me know your thoughts, locals. I don't have a racist bone in my body, this is really what I think is going on.
Just some clarification on the above in red.
Are you searching in the area from LA to Santa Ana, or have you stayed away from that area?
That area is going to be very big Spanish speaking, especially Santa Ana(the biggest Spanish part of Orange county). Although you might not deal with patients directly some "staffs" at doctors offices in that area might be Spanish as the first language.
Easiest suggestion is do a Rosetta Stone course to learn some Spanish. Sometimes knowing some Spanish is enough to get you in the door.
If the above doesn't help press Dos on your phone.
Lo siento, no hablo español.
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The kid and ex wife live in uptown Whittier so I have kept my search somewhat within that area. I have made the trek to Burbank and the valley from here and I am not sure I could do that on a daily basis. Most of the jobs I have applied for are in Downey and Long Beach with a few provider jobs peppered through Cerritos and Orange.
Where would you suggest that would not be an absolute traffic nightmare? I am okay with it being a ways away, would just prefer I was going opposite the crowds.
Just a note, they're more cars in L.A. County then anywhere in the world ( in any city or county). I think there is 14 million people that live in L.A. County
Your use of the english language is amazing. "They're" is nobody in "you're" league.
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Why do all the heavy lifting yourself, put a Staffing Agency to work - nice field to be in, lots of opportunity and no let up in sight - good luck!
Or -- http://www.indeed.com/q-Medical-Coder-l ... -jobs.html
You can send them your resume.
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Thanks Moe. I did try a few of them in the past with limited success. Will give your link a go.
I would look for something within walking distance.
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