When Searching for Work, Job Seekers Prefer Personal Interaction and So Do We. Here’s Why.

Posted By:   Posted On: October 25th, 2016

Desert Medical Careers has always believed that a specialized approach to staffing centered around personal interaction is the best way to match candidates and employers. As a member of the American Staffing Association, we were happy to read some of the latest job search research that confirms our approach is also popular with job seekers. [&hellip


What’s the difference between COC and CPC medical coders?

Posted By:   Posted On: September 21st, 2016

This month we’re talking about the difference between COC and CPC medical coders. This is part of a series of articles we’re writing that address the highest paying medical coder specialties and ways you, as a medical coder, can have the best job opportunities, whether you are a remote medical coder or an on-site medical [&hellip


Highest Paying Medical Coder Specialties

Posted By:   Posted On: August 29th, 2016

Medical coders can increase their pay a number of ways, and one of them is by getting certified in one or many medical coder specialties. Here’s the top three medical coder specialties and how to get those certifications. The highest paying medical coding specialties shown here are based on the 2009 AAPC Salary Survey. It [&hellip


Medical Coder Interview Questions for On-Site and Remote Medical Coders

Posted By:   Posted On: July 19th, 2016

Are you looking for a job as a medical coder or remote medical coder? If so, we’re here to help. We’re Desert Medical Careers. We have over 20 years experience as a medical staffing agency and we’ve found that those who have practiced interview questions in advance do far better during their job hunt. So [&hellip


Getting a Healthcare Job in Phoenix through Desert Medical Careers

Posted By:   Posted On: June 27th, 2016

When looking for your next healthcare job, you will find you have a vast array of healthcare staffing agencies and services to choose from. Desert Medical Careers prides itself as being one of the best in the Phoenix Metro Area. Find out why you can benefit from working with them as well as tips to [&hellip


Desert Medical Careers Shares What’s Kept Their Medical Staffing Agency Going Strong for 20 Years

Posted By:   Posted On: May 17th, 2016

This month DMC celebrates 20 years of being in business as an medical staffing agency in the Phoenix Metro Area. Steve Wootton, Managing Partner of DMC, shares what has led to their lasting success. What was Desert Medical Careers’ vision 20 years ago? What was the unique offering? We began with a vision to provide [&hellip


Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner: What’s the Difference?

Posted By:   Posted On: April 19th, 2016

As a staffing agency for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, we frequently get asked what is the difference between these two highly popular professions. Pay is Similar According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the national mean yearly pay for a Physician Assistant is $99,270 and the mean yearly pay for [&hellip


Remote Medical Coder Jobs Pros and Cons

Posted By:   Posted On: March 17th, 2016

In October, 2015 ICD-10 launched throughout the US. Because this new medical coding standard has over 140,000 codes compared to the system that has been in place for decades, ICD-9, which has around 17,000 codes, medical coders have experienced a decrease in productivity. Before ICD-10 launched, it was anticipated that productivity would drop by 50%. [&hellip


Surgical Physician Assistants’ Job Growth and Education Path

Posted By:   Posted On: February 18th, 2016

Pay and Job Growth for Surgical Physician Assistants There are over 35,000 surgical physician assistants working in the United States. The field of Physician Assistants is anticipated to grow by 30% between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, surgical PAs are [&hellip


Tips for Getting a Remote Medical Coding Job

Posted By:   Posted On: January 19th, 2016

Pay for Remote Medical Coding Jobs While some companies that hire remote medical coders pay by the chart, it is very common to find remote coding jobs that pay hourly. The normal range to expect for a remote medical coding position is between $28 – $35 an hour. Medical coding salaries earned are directly connected [&hellip