Struggling to land a clinical job.

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Long story short. I just finished undergrad. I've been looking for clinical jobs to build hours and make a bit of money. I've had 1 phone interview for scribing and was immidiately rejected after. It' really frustrating - it seems everywhere wants experience which I can't get if I haven't worked yet. What jobs do I look for? Are there any certifications I should get? Maybe I should go the CRC route since I have a bio degree and it's good pay- would that even count as clinical experience?

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Long story short. I just finished undergrad. I've been looking for clinical jobs to build hours and make a bit of money. I've had 1 phone interview for scribing and was immidiately rejected after. It' really frustrating - it seems everywhere wants experience which I can't get if I haven't worked yet. What jobs do I look for? Are there any certifications I should get? Maybe I should go the CRC route since I have a bio degree and it's good pay- would that even count as clinical experience?
Yo what's good trivix? CRC is usually seen as double dipping if you try to put it for both clinical and research. I would only choose one of those categories and research would probably be safer for it. For clinical jobs, scribing should be pretty easy to find at companies like ScribeAmerica or ScribeOne (typicqlly on indeed or Handshake). You may also find medical assistant jobs that don't require certification (like I did). You can look for jobs in hospice like PCT which I don't think require certs. I did behavioral technical work for a little bit and put it as clinical but I would probably go for the previous ones I listed.

On another note, what do you think got you rejected from the phone interview? How many hours are you available to work per week? You'll usually need to be free at least 2 days a week (ik u said u graduated but maybe u got some side hustles going).
 
For clinical jobs, scribing should be pretty easy to find at companies like ScribeAmerica or ScribeOne (typicqlly on indeed or Handshake). You may also find medical assistant jobs that don't require certification (like I did). You can look for jobs in hospice like PCT which I don't think require certs. I did behavioral technical work for a little bit and put it as clinical but I would probably go for the previous ones I listed
Scribe America ghosted me 💀. Not too interested in hospice tbh, I'm going to be applying to some hospitals in my area for scribing and patient transport jobs.

On another note, what do you think got you rejected from the phone interview? How many hours are you available to work per week? You'll usually need to be free at least 2 days a week (ik u said u graduated but maybe u got some side hustles going).
I think I was just not prepared for the interview, I seemed a bit nervous and I told them that I'd be applying next year to medical school. I guess they're looking for a long term scribe.
 
Scribe America ghosted me 💀. Not too interested in hospice tbh, I'm going to be applying to some hospitals in my area for scribing and patient transport jobs.


I think I was just not prepared for the interview, I seemed a bit nervous and I told them that I'd be applying next year to medical school. I guess they're looking for a long term scribe.
Ah yeah def do not mention med school. Most of these say they want like a 1 year commitment (which is usually not binding) and freak out when you mention med school.
 
Ah yeah def do not mention med school. Most of these say they want like a 1 year commitment (which is usually not binding) and freak out when you mention med school.
Yeah, that's probably why I didn't get it. I did say I would commit for a year lol. Whatever
 
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Yeah, that's probably why I didn't get it. I did say I would commit for a year lol. Whatever
Premeds unfortunately don't have the best reputation for reliability as their plans not infrequently change without much warning (through no fault of the student: school related issues, interview invite with short turnaround, last minute acceptance, etc.). So your word/commitment probably didn't hold much weight. I agree with not volunteering your premed status. Just my thoughts.
 
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Yeah, that's probably why I didn't get it. I did say I would commit for a year lol. Whatever
Go for a novel job. Example being cardiac rehab specialist or health coach. If there's a lifestyle med center (often in your area, that's where these stuff are at. ECs was an immense X factor of mine & having a unique role in a paid clinical experience of all things stood out. I had my specific job come up on ~20% of my interviews

I can understand that clinical experience isn't something to be picky about - def go for smth novel if it's available. Otherwise, being a CRC is a very solid option as well. Imo, if I had to choose from any of the usual clinical experience jobs, I'd be either a CRC or EMT. The latter because it makes for so much seen and lived experience. A lotta stories about changes in perception on life and patient care come from that. And it was ultimately the stories I wrote that secured me some interviews imo at places that interview as low as 4-5% of applicants
 
Long story short. I just finished undergrad. I've been looking for clinical jobs to build hours and make a bit of money. I've had 1 phone interview for scribing and was immidiately rejected after. It' really frustrating - it seems everywhere wants experience which I can't get if I haven't worked yet. What jobs do I look for? Are there any certifications I should get? Maybe I should go the CRC route since I have a bio degree and it's good pay- would that even count as clinical experience?
I was in the same boat struggling to find clinical jobs with no experience. I am working as a PCT at a dialysis clinic now. its great, they train you for 10 weeks on the job and amazing patient interaction. i told them before hand that I would be applying to medical school and only be able to work 18 months (i took two gap years) and they were totally fine with it because they are so short staffed and in need of workers.
 
Try to network. Contact physicians for shadowing and after shadowing a few days see if there are job opportunities for a scribe or something. Either way, you'll learn stuff by shadowing them and it's a good connection.

Also you might need some certs. An EMT or CNA or CMA or something would help a lot to get your foot in the door. Unfortunately pre-meds are very flakey with jobs so most employers won't take them rightfully so. I don't even say pre-med in interviews anymore and I just say I'm interested in a healthcare career.
 
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