SUCCESS STORY – The Code to Success

Meet Bryce W. –

Bryce came to WIOA in June 2016 seeking possible training assistance. He had been unemployed since 2015 when he worked a paid internship in law enforcement through Vocational Rehabilitation. He holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, but has limitations on the ability to perform certain jobs such as being able to stand for long periods of time.

He enrolled in WIOA at the Seneca SC Works Center and attended Résumé and Interviewing workshops to assist him with future job opportunities. He researched career pathways and decided to pursue Medical Coding and Billing Certification training. He obtained a Gold WorkKeys scores and has the ability to type over 100 words per minute, making him an excellent fit for this field.

WIOA was able to assist Bryce financially with the cost of tuition, textbooks, AAPC membership, and exam fees. Bryce worked hard in his classes at Tri-County Technical College and received above average grades. He now holds certificates in Medical Terminology, Advanced Medical Coding, Medical Insurance and Billing, ICD-10-CM, CPT, & HCPCS.

After completing his courses in June 2017, Bryce worked with his SC Works Career Coach and Tribble Center Job Coach to come up with a plan of action for obtaining sustainable employment. He also worked with an SC Works Workforce Consultant to update his résumé and obtain job search tips and referrals. After a short time, he had obtained full-time employment at Excel Rehab and Sports, working in the Patient Financial Services Department.  Bryce is now a member of the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) and is working towards passing the AAPC exam. He states “I appreciate [SC Works and WIOA] so much for being a tremendous help.”

CONGRATULATIONS BRYCE

Because Bryce came through SCWorks and an approved WIOA Training Provider, Tri-County Technical College, he can say, “I’m the next one!” Congratulations, Bryce, on being the next one employed, the next one with Medical Billing and Coding Certifications and a Gold WorkKeys Certificate, and the next one to achieve your dreams!

To find out more about career pathways and how the SC Works WorkLink WIOA program can help you achieve success, call Steve at 1-864-643-0071 (TTY 711).

[Specific wage information for Bryce has not been included in this success story. Typically Medical Billing and Coding Specialists with Bryce’s level of education and relevant work experience can expect to make between $10.00/hour and $28.09/hour in South Carolina. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/]